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
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
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:
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.