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HSHS St. Joseph’s nurse receives hospital’s first DAISY Award

 

stjosephdaisyPHOTO: Cory Lucas, right, a registered nurse at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, receives the hospital’s first DAISY Award from Teresa Cornelius, director of Clinical Services, and John Ludwig, CEO and president, St. Joseph’s Hospital.

HIGHLAND – HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital recently awarded Cory Lucas, a registered nurse, with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

Lucas serves as an RN for St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Emergency Department. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s nationwide program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

“I am honored to receive the national DAISY Award,” Lucas said. “It is a blessing to be recognized for the work that I love and to make a positive impact on our patients and their families.”

The nomination shared in part: “Cory Lucas is an exceptional nurse and person. His patients are always put at ease when he walks into the room with a smile and it isn’t long before his sense of humor puts a smile on their face as well. He is known to always have a sticker just in case a kiddo comes into the ED. Colleagues love to work with him because of the skill and compassion he brings to the team. Days can never be bad with the positive attitude he continues to emit no matter the situation. He has been commended for going above and beyond.”

It’s the first DAISY Award presented at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Nominations for future DAISY Awards at St. Joseph’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.

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