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Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - West Bend resident recognized with St. Joseph’s Hospital nursing award

West Bend, Wis. – Muriel Lindholm, RN, a resident of West Bend, has been recognized with St. Joseph’s Hospital’s DAISY award for her extraordinary care. Lindholm was nominated by Laura and Kevin Tillman, Lomira, for Lindholm’s care of their newborn twins, Carter and Westen.

“Muriel was the kindest, sweetest, most patient nurse that we had the pleasure of being our nurse,” said the Tillmans in their nomination. “If we ever come here again, which we will in a heartbeat if we decided to have more children, we would want Muriel.”

The DAISY Foundation, 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. Lindholm was St. Joseph’s recipient for first quarter 2014.

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 St. Joseph’s Hospital feel about nurses.

At St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lindholm was honored at a recent ceremony at which she received a certificate, pin and the sculpture. Unit staff were also treated to Cinnabons in accordance with the DAISY tradition.