DAISY Award winner Jessica Lannon personifies ICARE values

Published: Nov. 20, 2016

After Jessica Lannon completed a 12-hour shift, she stayed on her own time (18 hours total) through delivery as well as aftercare – to provide emotional and moral support to her patient who was by herself due to family conflicts. Jessica displayed the ICARE values to the utmost, with a caring attitude and action went above and beyond the call of duty.

“I completely agree with this nomination!” exclaims Candace Metcalf, D.O. Chief Staff, elect. “Jessica personifies the extraordinary Patient experience recognized at Sparrow. She is a great example of how Sparrow Nurses go above and beyond!”

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, and the DAISY Award is a national program created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died in 1999 of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura, or ITP at 33 years old. His family was overwhelmed by the skillful and amazingly compassionate Nurses that cared for Pat, and the DAISY Foundation and Award were created as an expression of their gratitude.

The DAISY Award is a way to recognize and make visible the contribution and value of Nurses wherever nursing is practiced, and was presented to Jessica because of her caring and compassion. She received a certificate, a DAISY pin to wear at work and a beautiful serpentine stone sculpture carved by the artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. This sculpture depicts the embracing relationship Nurses have with their Patients.