Nurse Nominated by Nine Patients Honored with DAISY Award

Published: August 9, 2023

CARSON CITY, MI – Sparrow Carson Hospital has recognized a Surgical Services nurse cited by numerous patients for the compassionate care she provides.

Lynnette Kane, RN, was nominated by nine patients for her quality of care, compassion, and the highly effective communication she provides surgical patients. One of the nominations noted, “Lynnette definitely knows her job and how to treat patients. She was so kind and quick to get anything I needed. I didn’t have to ask her many questions, as she went over everything so thoroughly with me.”

Another patient noted, “Lynnette was very thorough about everything. Before surgery she went over every little detail. She makes you feel very safe and less nervous about what’s going on. I have never met a nurse more thorough than her. She was wonderful!”

Kane has provided exceptional care at Sparrow Carson since 1994. She’s received nominations for Nurse of the Year, is a leader among her peers, and will go above and behind for every patient she encounters to make sure they have the best care. 

“Lynnette is an amazing and caring nurse. Her dedication to Sparrow Carson Hospital and the community we serve is top notch” said Jill Bartolo, RN, Sparrow Carson’s Manager of Surgical Services.

Lynnette Kane, Sparrow Carson RN - DAISY Award Winner - August 2023

 Lynnette Kane, RN (centered) is honored as Sparrow Carson’s most recent DAISY Award recipient. Among those attending the ceremony were (from left to right) Monte Malek, Sparrow Carson Nursing and Patient Care Services Director; Jill Bartolo, RN, Sparrow Carson’s Manager of Surgical Services; and Sparrow Carson Hospital President Mark Brisboe.

The DAISY Award is an international program established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Created in Pat’s memory, the foundation is dedicated to recognizing extraordinary nurses for the enormous difference they make in the lives of their patients every day. 

Nurses are nominated by their patients and patients’ families. To learn more about the award, visit


Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. John, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is part of University of Michigan Health. Through the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information,