DAISY Award Recipient: Nurse Brown

MAY 2019 – Nurse Brown was nominated for the DAISY Award to acknowledge all she does in her facility by ACH’s Director of Medical Operations: Central Division. The director was able to recognize Nurse Brown’s hard work even though [the medical director] is not always present in Nurse Brown’s facility. The director wrote, “Nurse Brown has earned the respect of her patients by providing good care while being empathetic and professional. We are proud to have such a compassionate team member.”

 In an effort to help promote the meaningful work correctional nurses do, ACH became the first correctional health care provider to partner with the DAISY Foundation in April 2017. The DAISY Foundation was created in 1999 to recognize nurses “for the super-human work they do for their patients and families [of the patients] every day.” This award is currently recognized in over 2,400 healthcare facilities worldwide. When nurses are presented with the DAISY Award, they receive an award certificate, a DAISY pin, and the Healer’s Touch sculpture. They are also featured on the DAISY Foundation’s website.

 ACH is the largest county jail health care provider in the United States. Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, their team consists of over 1,000 people across 15 states.