Sparrow Carson DAISY Award winner embodies loving kindness

Published: Feb. 15, 2019

CARSON CITY, MI – Emergency Department Nurse Christine Henney, RN, has been recognized as Sparrow Carson Hospital’s first DAISY Award winner of 2019.

Henney was nominated by a family member of a Patient she cared for, citing her attention to the little details.

“She settled us into the waiting room outside of my dad’s room. We thanked her and figured that’s the last we’d see her,” her nomination letter read. “Back she came with not only waters for all of us, but a sandwich and pudding for my mom. In her attention to detail, she heard us trying to figure out how to get food for my mom, who needed it badly as it was now 1 a.m. We were all stunned and extremely thankful for the gesture of loving kindness.”

Henney has held many different roles within Sparrow Carson Hospital, including Emergency Department Nursing and House Supervision, and continually demonstrates her dedication to the hospital through the amazing care she provides Patients every day.

“Chris Henney has been at Sparrow Carson Hospital for the past 41 years. She has touched the lives of countless Patients and families and continues to make our hospital a place of comfort and healing for those in need,” said Sara Hagerman, Emergency Department Nurse Manager.

Sparrow Carson Hospital congratulates Henney for representing the extraordinary qualities that help our hospital provide quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia (ITP) at age 33. DAISY is an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his Nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. The Foundation was created in Pat’s memory to recognize extraordinary Nurses for the enormous difference they make in the lives of their Patients every day.

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