Brittany Windham, R.N., Receives DAISY Award for Exceptional CareOct 15, 2019
Windham has worked as a nurse at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for the past two years. She was selected as a DAISY Award recipient based on nominations from patients and staff members.
“It’s really humbling to know that a patient would take the time to nominate me for the DAISY Award,” said Brittany. “I try to treat every patient as if they were a member of my own family. I love being a caregiver because I am able to have an impact on other people’s lives, and they are able to have an impact on mine.”
Windham was presented with a certificate commending her for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” She also received a Healer’s Touch sculpture, hand carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The sculpture represents the respect the Shona people give their traditional healers.
The DAISY Award, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, is a national program that began in 2001 by the DAISY Foundation in Glen Ellen, California. The DAISY Foundation was started by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, a bleeding condition in which the blood doesn't clot properly. Deeply touched by the compassionate care Patrick received from his nurses, the Barnes family created the national DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to recognize the incredible work that nurses do every day.