Nurse Tricia Porter selected as hospital's Daisy Award winner

Registered Nurse Tricia Porter was announced as the recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital on Monday.

Porter works in the Medical Surgical Unit and she received her award in front of three dozen peers, family, friends and managers.

“I went into nursing to serve and have been a registered nurse for four years,” Porter said. “When in nursing school I trained here. I am so flattered, really shocked — not sure what to say because this is not why I went into nursing. I care — I follow my own guidelines which are to treat each other with respect and kindness because that is how we make our community a better place.”

The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a national program that Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital introduced in 2019. The award provides a platform for patients and their families to recognize nurses who have touched their lives, excel at their profession and given examples of their extraordinary caring.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 from complications of an autoimmune disease. DAISY stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and honors nurses who, provide clinical care with compassion and kindness.

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