Extraordinary Nurses Recognized at Marlette Regional Hospital

Marlette, Michigan – Rebecca Cox, RN and Dawn Black, RN of Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) were recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. 

Rebecca (Becky) was nominated by several patients; Becky’s patients nominated her because of her “friendly demeanor, efficiency” and “making her patients feel special”.

Dawn Black was also nominated by several patients; Dawn’s patients nominated her because of “Her friendliness, caring” and “The best Nurse you could ask for”.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Doctor of Humane Letters (h.c) and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation said, "When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Marlette Regional Hospital are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

Chief Nursing Officer William McArdle, MSN, RN said “the Nurses honored today exemplify the professionalism, skill and compassion that is characteristic of Nursing at Marlette Regional Hospital and the Nursing profession as a whole”. “We are very proud of our awardees”.

In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the Foundation expresses gratitude to
the nursing profession internationally in over 5,000 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with
recognition of Nurse-led Teams, Nurse Leaders, Nurses Advancing Health Equity, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Students, Lifetime Achievement in Nursing, and through the J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects, Medical Mission Grants and their new Health Equity Grant programs.

For a complete listing of healthcare organizations currently running the program, please go to DAISYfoundation.org.

For more information about Marlette Regional Hospital, please call 989-635-4000 or visit www.marletteregionalhospital.org.