Sparrow Carson Hospital Recognizes DAISY Nurse Leader

Published: May 30, 2023

CARSON CITY, MI – Sparrow Carson Hospital recognized Nurse Educator and Excellence Coordinator Mary McClain, RN, as a DAISY Nurse Leader, representing extraordinary nursing.

McClain has been a Registered Nurse for 24 years, and has worked at Sparrow Carson since April 2007. She’s served in a multitude of roles, including ED Nursing, Medical Surgical nurse, Nursing supervision, and currently serves as the Nursing Educator and Excellence Coordinator.

Sparrow Carson Mary McClain DAISY Leader Award - May 2023

Nurse Educator and Excellence Coordinator Mary McClain, RN

Mary McClain and CNO Monte Malek DAISY Award - May 2023

Sparrow Carson’s Mary McClain, RN, accepts her DAISY Nurse Leader award from Chief Nursing Officer Monte Malek, RN.

The DAISY Nurse Leader Award was created to help shine light on those not in direct patient care who utilize their skills to create an environment of compassion, safety and quality. McClain’s announcement read:

“Mary was recognized by the Nurse Leadership Team for this award due to her tireless ‘behind the scenes’ efforts that ensure our daily operations run smoothly and that caregivers have the educational training and support they need to provide excellent care to our community measures.  She is also instrumental in our performance improvement programs and our tracking of data to support our accreditation standards.  She is a hands-on educator who supports the staff by working alongside them in bedside care activities for our patients, providing education on best practices.  She is a valued and appreciated member of our leadership team at Sparrow Carson Hospital.” 

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