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Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Honors Extraordinary Nurse

Posted Date: July 11, 2019

(L-R) Kathy Ladner, Vice-President, Patient Care/Quality/Patient Satisfaction; DAISY Award Honoree Colin Steenkamp, RN, ICU; Jennifer Dumal, Chief Operating Officer - Clinical/CNO; and Whitney C. Sutton, Manager, Intensive Care Unit

GULFPORT, Miss.—Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named Colin Steenkamp, RN, ICU, as the DAISY Award honoree on July 2. Colin was presented The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for the exceptional compassion and skill he displayed to his patient Michael (Mick) Petras. Colin was nominated by Michael’s wife, Diane.

The program was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. 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. Nurses may be nominated by patients or their families who want to express their gratitude, and to recognize them for the extraordinary skillful and compassionate care they gave.

Each Honoree receives a certificate commending her or him as an "Extraordinary Nurse." The certificate reads: "In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people." Honorees also receive a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. For more information, please visit http://www.gulfportmemorial.com/the-daisy-award.