Extraordinary Nurses Recognized at Our Lady of the Lake by Founders of DAISY Foundation 03/22/2013
The Founders of the DAISY Foundation, Mark and Bonnie Barnes, recently visited Our Lady of the Lake and recognized five nurses for moving beyond the clinical aspects of caring and showing extraordinary compassion for patients and their families.
The nurses most recently recognized are Marie Wickwire, RN; Christian Bankston, RN; Tram Tran, RN; Marie Vukovics, RN; and Sheralyn Long, RN.
The DAISY Foundation was founded by Mark and Bonnie Barnes as a way to recognize nurses for the super-human work they do in direct care of patients and families every day: for going above and beyond to show extra compassion to patients and their families.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. For more information on the DAISY Foundation visit http://www.daisyfoundation.org/.