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DAISY and BEE Award Honorees

The DAISY Award Logo

The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an 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.

Shawnee Health Service created the BEE award (Being Exceptional Every Day) as a way to recognize our Certified Medical Assistant staff.  While the DAISY program only allows us to recognize licensed nurses, Shawnee wanted a genuine way to distinguish and honor our CMA staff.  They are so important to our delivery-of-care model at Shawnee.

Shawnee Health Service has announced its first DAISY and BEE Award honorees this year.

Congratulations to our amazing DAISY Award Honoree

Annette Miner, Nurse Manager with Award Cinnabons

Carterville Nurses with DAISY Award honoree and banner

The DAISY Award Logo

It is our great honor to announce that Annette Miner, RN received the 2019 DAISY Award.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes nurses for their exceptional and compassionate care.

Annette began her career with Shawnee Health Service at Shawnee Health Care in Murphysboro on July 14, 2008, where she served as Nurse Manager.  She went on to serve as triage nurse at the Contact Center and later helped at Shawnee Health Care in Carterville.  Currently, Annette is Nurse Manager at Shawnee Health Care in Carterville, where she has served for the past 8 years.

Our 2019 DAISY Award honoree was nominated on multiple occasions by multidisciplinary staff for her efforts.

Here is one of the nomination submissions:

Shawnee Health Care in Carterville had a patient that needed to go to the ER as soon as possible due to foot ulcers from delayed wound care, which has resulted in some foot and toe amputation in the past.  The patient had new wounds and ulcers, and the patient’s healthcare team needed the patient to go straight to the ER as soon as possible.  The patient would not go because no one could care for his dog while he was in the hospital.  Nurses Annette and Bailey went to the patient’s home and informed the patient that they would care for the dog while the patient was at the hospital.  The ambulance was called, and the patient was taken to the ER and admitted.  The following day, the patient had additional amputations done on some of the remaining toes.  Annette and Bailey took the patient’s dog home where they gave it a bath and are caring for the dog while the patient is hospitalized.  The patient had delayed his own health care so that he could care for his beloved dog.  They went above and beyond their job duties in order for the patient to get the care he needed.  Both have so much compassion for our patients and really think out of the box to assist our patients so that they can get the health care they need.”

Thanks to all of our other amazing DAISY Nominees
Amanda Bowers, APN
Samantha Christopher, APN
Lori Cogdill, RN
Micki Corley, LPN
Amanda Day, LPN
Jeri Engler, LPN
Crystal Farris, RN
Melody Johnson, LPN
Jana Morrison, LPN
Lee Ann Ragland-Williams, LPN
Jennifer Ray, LPN
Kristi Turner, RN

Congratulations to our exceptional BEE Award Honoree

Lacey Dunn, CMA with Award Cinnabons

SHS BEE Award Cropped Logo

Lacey Dunn, CMA received the BEE Award For Exceptional Nursing Support Team Members.

The BEE Award recognizes staff that support care of patients and family by honoring nursing assistants, medical assistants, and others.

Lacey Dunn began her career at Shawnee Health Care in Carterville on November 1, 2016.  She primarily works with Dr. Aaron Newcomb, Dr. Tasmeer Hassan, and Ethan Weshinskey, PA.  Lacey was nominated by a patient of Shawnee Health Care’s medication-assisted treatment program for opioid use disorder.

Our 2019 BEE Award honoree was nominated on multiple occasions.  Not only was she selected by her peers as the winner, she was also nominated as the runner up.

Here is one of the nomination submissions as submitted by a patient:

“My husband and myself have been going through a lot.  Lacey has always been understanding and is really quick to return my calls.  Being in the OBOT program has saved my life, marriage, job as well as helped with relationship problems.  I do not think I would be alive today if it wasn’t for all the help and support from the doctor and especially Lacey.  She is an amazing nurse and should get the award.  She has given advice that has helped in so many ways.  I wish she knew how much she has made a difference!”

Thanks to all of our other wonderful BEE Nominees
Carol Baker, CMA
Amber Cross, CMA
Stacey Franklin, CMA
Stacia Herring, CMA
Lynda Mendoza, CMA
Emily Pierce, CMA
Brittany Richey, CMA
Shaye Russell, CMA
Bev Snyder, CMA
Misty Taylor, CMA