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Jenee Lieurance, APRN wins OMC’s third DAISY Award

Jenee Lieurance, APRN wins OMC’s third DAISY Award

Jenee Lieruance, a nurse practitioner at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC), was awarded the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national recognition program through the DAISY Foundation. OMC has partnered with the DAISY Foundation. Quintin Adolphson, LPN and Dona Fuller, RN were the first two OMC nurses to receive the award.

Lieurance’s nomination by Jana Brill, RN, Nurse Manager of OMC Neuropsych Unit, recognized her for making a meaningful difference in patient care. “We have a patient who had been admitted to our unit many times in the past four years for depression and suicidal thoughts after the death of their child. In treating this patient, Jenee found out that the patient had never had a memorial service for their child,” said Brill on her nomination form. “Jenee arranged a small memorial service in the unit. She brought in four balloons to be released in memory, and coordinated with the patient’s spouse to come and be involved. The spouse brought the child’s baby book and the patient shared this at the service and talked about their child prior to releasing the balloons. This patient has been on one-to-one care because of suicidal thoughts and plans, but was able to be taken off one-to-one care following this memorial.”

The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who wanted to recognize the skillful and compassionate care Patrick received from his nurses during his eight-week hospitalization. The program is designed to honor the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day.

Now 17 years later, the DAISY Award program is in over 2,300 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 14 other countries. The strategic impact of the program on nurses and their organizations is deep, affecting nurses’ job satisfaction, retention, teamwork, pride, organizational culture, health work environment and more.

To nominate a nurse at OMC for the DAISY Award, download a form at: http://www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com/documents/DAISY_Nomination-Form.pdf.

Pictured left to right: Kurt Abbey, RN, BSN, MHA, OMC Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer; Judy Ingalsbe, member of OMC Board of Directors; Kevin Gleghorn, Chair of OMC Board of Directors; Connie Schott, Vice President of Human Resources; Lieurance; Jana Brill, RN, Nurse Manager of OMC Neuropsych Unit; Richard McGee, Director of OMC Behavioral Healthcare; and Pam Lee, RN, MS, MBA, Chief Operating Officer.

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