Sparrow Clinton Nurse Receives DAISY Award for Great Care

Published: March 6, 2024

ST. JOHNS, MI – A Sparrow Clinton Hospital surgical services nurse has been honored with the DAISY Award after a patient cited her incredibly compassionate care.

Surgical Services nurse Brittany Hagerman, R.N., was among 23 nominations for the award.  According to the nomination, Hagerman has been the patient’s nurse on two separate occasions. “Her kindness, compassion, professionalism and sense of humor have continually made such a difference in the care provided,” the nomination said.

“Brittany’s strengths lie within her ability to put patients and families at ease. She is excellent clinically, and patients expect you to be that clinical expert. However, making them feel at ease, lessening their fears ... that is priceless, and Brittany does it with every patient,” said Lea Curtiss, surgical services manager, Sparrow Clinton Hospital.

Brittany Hagerman, R.N. DAISY Award - March 2024

Surgical Services nurse Brittany Hagerman, R.N., receives the DAISY Award for her her incredibly compassionate care.

When asked about the award, Hagerman said, “Getting the Daisy Award is an honor, but really quite surprising to get an award for just doing a job that I love.”

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. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.

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, visit