Staff Appreciation

Nurse Julie Daniels Honored with DAISY Award Nomination

Published October 27, 2022

Julie Daniels

Julie Daniels has been a practicing Registered Nurse for more than 20 years and is currently working her magic at the Coquille Valley Hospital Primary Care Clinic.

“She is one of the best RNs I have ever worked with,” says co-worker Shayla Stidham, RN, BSN. “Every day she brings joy to the clinic with her positive attitude and smiling face. She has a tremendous work ethic and is a wonderful team player.”

In recognition of Julie’s outstanding work, Shayla nominated Julie for the international DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses.

The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes in 1999 after he died at 33 years old from complications of an auto-immune disease. Patrick’s family wanted to do something to thank all the nurses who helped him during his illness, and so they created the DAISY Award to honor the compassion of nurses everywhere. More than 5,000 healthcare facilities throughout the world have honored their nurses through the program.

Julie works hard to ensure that patients’ needs are met, whether it is responding to a triage call, or providing extra assistance for patients who are struggling, Shayla says.

Julie recently helped a patient she felt could benefit from our Swing Bed Rehabilitation program at Coquille Valley Hospital. The patient had been in ICU at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, recovering from extensive bowel surgery and intubation. Weak from the surgery, she struggled at home after she was discharged and her husband was having difficulty caring for her. He called Coquille Valley Hospital Primary Care Clinic to ask for advice. Julie made every effort to get the patient admitted into a swing bed on the same day, arranging for the fire department to transport her to the hospital.

“She always follows through on any task or order that is created and has wonderful communication skills. Julie is admired by everyone in the clinic,” Shayla says.

Julie’s nomination, along with other CVH nominees, will be considered by a select group of her peers during Nurses Week, which begins May 6, 2023. A DAISY Award winner will be selected and honored at a celebration where they will receive a sculpture and certificate. The CVH DAISY Award winner will then have their name submitted for a chance at a National DAISY Award, which has numerous prizes, clothing discounts and other fantastic honors for the winner.

Anyone can nominate a nurse for a DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses by filling out the nomination form, whether you’re another nurse, a doctor, a patient, a staff member, a volunteer, a patient’s family member or visitor – anyone who has an inspiring story to share. Nominate a nurse online today.

Congratulations, Julie Daniels!

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