Friday, October 11, 2013
Hartford Resident Named DAISY Award Winner
Menomonee Falls, Wis. — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital have recognized Jennifer Feck, registered nurse, as their fourth quarter DAISY award winner. Winners are nominated by patients to receive the honor. Feck, a resident of Hartford, is a registered nurse in Community Memorial Hospital’s medical, surgery and pediatric unit. She has been with the health care network since 2006 and is an active member of nursing governance. Nominators described her as a caring and compassionate nurse, making them feel as they were the only patient in the hospital. Feck was honored at a recent ceremony where she received a certificate, pin and a sculpture.
DAISY, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, recognizes nurses as unsung heroes of our society who deserve more recognition and honor than they receive. More than 1,000 hospitals throughout the United States participate in the DAISY award program. The DAISY Foundation provides each recipient with a sculpture, “A Healer’s Touch,” that is hand-carved for the foundation by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. The sculpture is made of Serpentine stone that comes from the mountains “where the most powerful shaman” live in Zimbabwe. The foundation chose this design not only because it depicts the relationship nurses have with their patients, but also because the Shona people hold their healers in a position of great importance to the community and feel about their healers the way The DAISY Foundation and Community Memorial Hospital feel about nurses.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital, founded in 1964 by the citizens Menomonee Falls and surrounding communities, is a full-service hospital that specializes in cancer care, heart and vascular care, orthopaedics, women’s health and advanced surgical procedures. Community Memorial Hospital is part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health care network, which also includes Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; St Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend; and more than 30 primary and specialty care health centers and clinics.