Schneck nurses honored for extraordinary service

Four nurses at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour were honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to “recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.”

Award recipients are: Heidi Wheatley, Intensive Care Unit; Belinda Bowman, Obstetrics; Romy Trueblood, Emergency Department; and Kaylee Massey, 3 North.

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, an auto-immune disease. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.

“We are proud to be among the healthcare organizations participating in The DAISY Award program. Nurses are heroes every day,” said Amy Pettit, Vice President of Nursing Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Schneck Medical Center. “It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do that.”