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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital honors nurse with national Daisy Award


BELLEVILLE – HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital recently awarded Chelsea Watson, a registered nurse from the Float Pool, the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the Daisy Foundation’s nationwide program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

watson chelseaWatson’s nomination came from a patient’s daughter who felt her compassion was overwhelming during a difficult time last March.

“I am honored to receive the National Daisy Award,” Watson (left) said. “I am blessed to work alongside so many talented, compassionate women and men. I am also grateful to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and the Daisy Award Foundation for taking the time to acknowledge the hard work and dedication put forth by my co-workers and I.”

A total of 15 dedicated nurses were also recognized for receiving additional individual nominations for this quarter. These colleagues include: Jennifer Jones, Cindy Kovach, Katy Lorenzo, Renee Marburger, Rebecca Ross, Anne Scales, Mona Wann, Kayla Wuebbels, (Critical Care Unit), Mary Finley (OB), Toya Green, Delia Zamarripa (Progressive Care Unit) Taylor Blumhorst, Sierra Hershman, Jackie Parent and Megan Stroot (Sixth Floor).

Participation in the DAISY Foundation was made possible through funds provided by the St. Elizabeth’s Foundation.

Nominations for future DAISY Awards at St. Elizabeth’s continue to be accepted. Patients and visitors are encouraged to share and submit their story of witnessing excellent and compassionate care from the clinical staff. A nomination form can be downloaded at

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