Fourth Quarter 2023 DAISY Award winner Brittany Smen, BSN, RN.

Congratulations to our Fourth Quarter 2023 DAISY honoree, Brittany Smen, BSN, RN, from the Emergency Department. Brittany was nominated by a grateful patient who described Brittany as a nurse who epitomizes every aspect of compassionate care. She went above and beyond to maintain a vital connection with her patient who was in a very serious and scary situation. As a DAISY honoree, Brittany has joined a community of exceptional nurses whose practice is renowned for outstanding clinical skill, compassion and inspiration.

Ten other Island Health nurses were nominated along with Brittany, including:

Kelly Brogler, BSN, RN
Kris Browne, BSN, RN
Ashley Erickson, BSN, RN
Sarah Hill, RN
Kara Kenyon, RN
Katie Logan, RN
Ronnie Metcalfe, RN, CNOR
Mari Stewart, RN
Lindsay White, RN
Cathy Wood, RN

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation™ was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes to say “thank you” to nurses for the care and compassion they experienced during his illness and at the end of his life. The foundation has grown over the years and expresses gratitude to nurses with programs to honor them wherever they practice, in whatever role they serve, and throughout their careers. Today, The DAISY Award® is embedded in thousands of healthcare facilities and schools of nursing, internationally.

Island Health is pleased to recognize the exceptional work of our nursing team each quarter through the DAISY Award.

For more information about the DAISY Award, including how to nominate a nurse, please visit our DAISY Award web page.

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Published on May 7, 2024