May 11, 2022- Germantown, TN Kasandra Berard, RN of Travel Nurses, Inc. was 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.
The nomination submitted by the Associate Director of Nursing of Travel Nurses, Inc., Shane Garner, BSN, RN, read“I received a call from a very grateful patient yesterday. He had nothing but positive things to say about Kasandra and how she made him feel at ease on such a terrible day, ‘She was exceptional, provided fantastic care and had a great personality. She was so reassuring and calm whenexplaining my treatment and what was going on’. Kasandra has been a joy to work with. Herhumility and kindness are evident in her interaction with patients. She never complains, picks upextra shifts, and adjusts her schedule based on our needs. Kasey is an exceptional nurse. Wewould like to celebrate her dedication to nursing by nominating her for the Daisy Award.”
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.
Said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Doctor of Humane Letters (h.c) and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, "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 [hospital] are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”
For a complete listing of healthcare organizations currently running the program, please go to http://DAISYfoundation.org.
In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the Foundation expresses gratitude tothe nursing profession internationally in over 5,000 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing withrecognition of Nurse-led Teams, Nurse Leaders, Nurses Advancing Health Equity,Nursing Faculty, Nursing Students, Lifetime Achievement in Nursing and through the J. Patrick BarnesGrants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects, Medical Mission Grants and their newHealth Equity Grant programs. More
information is available at http://DAISYfoundation.org.