Memorial Medical Center registered nurse, Mollie Jacobs, 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 give 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.
Mollie is a nurse at the Surgical Services Department of MMC and was nominated by a patient who she cared for there. In the nomination letter, Mollie was recognized especially for helping a patient overcome her nervousness about having surgery. “She made me smile and took my mind off of my situation. She was the first person I saw when I woke up, and that made me feel comforted. She is a truly great caregiver”.
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.
Pictured here at the DAISY Award presentation on December 14, 2021 at MMC are Kent Dumonseau, CFO; Mollie Jacobs, DAISY award recipient; Jason Douglas, CEO; Jessica Nuutinen, COO; and Aimee Granger, Director of Nursing.