WinnMed awards first DAISY Award to obstetric nurse

At a recent ceremony, WinnMed awarded its first-ever DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to Ellie Kuennen, obstetric RN.

Ellie was nominated by David Heins for her knowledgeable and compassionate care while his wife, Riley, delivered their daughter, Quincy. David says, “Ellie is such a genuinely good-hearted, extremely knowledgeable, and talented nurse. WinnMed, my family, and countless other families are blessed to have her in our lives.”

Ellie has served as a registered nurse at WinnMed since 2020.  Kathy Moritz, chief nursing officer says, “Ellie brings expertise and empathy to every interaction, ensuring each patient feels supported during such a pivotal moment in their lives. In recognizing Ellie, we celebrate the collective effort of our entire nursing team, whose dedication and collaboration ensure quality care for all patients.”

History of DAISY

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.

Nominate a nurse and share your story

Anyone may thank a deserving nurse. To nominate an extraordinary WinnMed nurse, fill out the online form here.

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