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Friday, May 09, 2014 - Slinger Resident Named DAISY Award Winner

Menomonee Falls, Wis. —  Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital recently recognized Melanie Sinclair, RN, as their second quarter DAISY award winner. Sinclair has been a registered nurse in the intensive care unit of the hospital since August 2013. A patient’s family recognized Sinclair for her comprehensive and compassionate patient care as well as the thorough and thoughtful explanations she provided her patients and their families. Sinclair was honored at a May 8 ceremony where she received a certificate, pin and a sculpture. She resides in Slinger.

DAISY, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, recognizes nurses as unsung heroes of health care for the outstanding work they do every day. More than 1,000 hospitals nationwide 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.