West Bend, Wis. — Sarah Cauwels, a resident of Kewaskum and an RN on the Medical/Surgical Unit, has been recognized with St. Joseph’s Hospital’s third quarter DAISY Award for her positive attitude and kindness.
“Sarah treated my brother with a kind and patient attitude and as a person,” said her nominator. “Sarah exceeds her abilities just doing everything a nurse does and beyond. Attitude and liking what you do is everything and it reflected in her. Sarah can make you smile when you are feeling gloomy inside. I am so happy she was a part of my brother’s care. Sarah is wonderful.”
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 1,900 hospitals throughout the United States participate in The DAISY Award program.
The DAISY Foundation provides each recipient with a sculpture, “A Healer’s Touch,” which 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, Sarah was honored at a recent ceremony at which he received a certificate, pin and the sculpture.