DAISY Award for Nurses

We all encounter excellent customer service and patient car on a daily basis. Here’s a chance to give special recognition to a nurse who stands out in making KSB Hospital the best place for patients to receive care. Linda Clemen shares the details…
– Dave
Linda Clemen, VP/Chief Nursing Officer
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary nurses is a prestigious
award to thank nurses everywhere for the work they do. The award is given in
memory of J. Patrick Barnes by the DAISY Foundation, an organization for the
elimination of diseases attacking the immune system.
Barnes’s parents experienced firsthand the skills and
compassionate care of many nurses during their son’s illness and were inspired
to create the DAISY foundation. This award program offers patients, families
and professional colleagues a way to honor nurses for their exemplary work.
DAISY award recipients personify KSB Hospital’s
commitment to outstanding patient care. They are recognized by their peers and
leadership for their dedication to providing the best patient experience
through clinical expertise, extraordinary service and compassionate patient
Nominations will be accepted through the end of April.
Nomination forms are available on the OC, in the nursing units or in nursing
  • Carol Strum
    Posted at 20:36h, 13 May Reply

    I just wanted to make a comment on behalf of the LPN's who work for KSB. I understand that the Daisy award criteria wasn't something that KSB set up, but when it was placed in the connection, it said to nominate a nurse, and I went to the form to nominate the nurse I work with, who is an LPN, as I am, the first qualification was to be an RN. I wasn't able to come to the luncheon on Friday, and today was reading the connection, which talked alot about nurses, and nowhere were LPN's mentioned. I have been a NURSE for 30+ years, and was offended, as I'm sure other LPN's were, when I read the connection, and found all of the articles were related to RN's, and advanced career nurses. I am not saying that there isn't a need and a place for advanced degree nurses, but it wasn't even mentioned that KSB employs LPN's. I think that there are still LPN's working at the hopital, who have worked there for many years. And there are MANY LPN's working for KSB in the Medical Group. I just want to say that I feel that the LPN's who work for KSB also have a place, and do excellent work, and are very caring and dedicated NURSES'S.

  • David Schreiner
    Posted at 22:08h, 15 May Reply


    You have a wonderful point in outlining the impact LPN's have on our patients and their families. Thank you for including this valuable component of our healthcare delivery system.


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