Registered Nurse Karsten Peterson was announced as the first recipient
of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Peterson works in the Emergency Department at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
and received his award in front of nearly 50 peers, family, friends and managers.
The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a national program that Marcus
Daly Memorial Hospital introduced less than a year ago. It is an opportunity
for patients to recognize nurses who have touched their lives and excel
at their profession. Patients and their families nominate a nurse and
give examples of their extraordinary caring.