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Memorial Medical Center Registered Nurse, Dannette Tutor, RN was recently presented with a DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses, recognizing the wonderful care she provides. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program that honors nurses for the compassionate care they provide to their patients and families every day.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses has been adopted by over 3,000 healthcare facilities around the world to celebrate nurses for their extraordinary care and compassion.

Dannette is a nurse in the Cardiac Rehab department and was nominated by a patient who she cared for. At the ceremony, her nominator Bob mentioned that Danni always went above and beyond his expectations. She was always on time and consistently exhibited a true concern for Bob’s care and wellbeing as a fellow human. Her personal delivery of care makes her a standout nurse.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Emergency Department and Cardiac Rehab Manager, Laurie McKuen said, “Danni is one of those first-rate employees we just love having here at MMC. And with this nomination process being led by our patients, it’s not just us saying she’s an excellent nurse – it’s the very people she cares for.”

MMC presents two DAISY awards to extraordinary nurses each year. Anyone can nominate a special nurse for the DAISY Award. Nomination forms can be found in kiosks located throughout the hospital or on our website. The next award will be presented in November of 2021.

Click HERE to read Danette’s article on the National DAISY Award website.

DAISY nominations come from patients and their families, and is a great way to honor a nurse for their compassionate care.

If you would like to submit a nomination, click the button below and share share your story of how an MMC nurse made a difference you will never forget.

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