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OSF Saint Anthony’s nurse honored with DAISY Award

daisyawardhertALTON — As a partner in the international DAISY Award program that recognizes the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care of nurses, OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center recently awarded its quarterly DAISY Award to Karen Hert.

A registered nurse who works in the Health Center’s Medical-Surgical unit, she was nominated by patients and visitors to OSF Saint Anthony’s, one of 17 nominations this quarter.

“We truly appreciate the compassionate, merciful care that RNs and LPNs perform every day and the Daisy Award is one way to recognize these dedicated individuals,” said Denise Boettger, chief nursing officer for OSF Saint Anthony’s.

Hert (third from right in photo with hospital officials) has been with OSF Saint Anthony’s since 2005.

The DAISY Award program can be found in over 2,000 health-care facilities in all 50 states and 14 other countries. An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, The DAISY Foundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.

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