In late November, Littleton Regional Healthcare announced it joined The DAISY Foundation, an international, not-for-profit organization established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes by members of his family. Patrick died in late 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). ITP is a little-known, but not uncommon, autoimmune disease. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation partners with healthcare organizations to recognize nurses for the extraordinary care they provide, similar to the care Patrick received while he was ill.
Now, Littleton Regional Healthcare has launched another recognition opportunity – The BEE Award. BEE stands for Being Extraordinary Every day. While The DAISY Award is reserved for Registered Nurses specifically, The BEE Award is open to any member of the care team. It is symbolic in the fact that bees are fundamentally important to a daisy’s ability to thrive. The first recipient of The DAISY Award was selected and presented with the honor in mid-February. The BEE Award officially launches in late April, with the first recipient to be selected and recognized in June. Both The DAISY and BEE Awards are presented quarterly and each honoree is selected from nominations received by patients, community members, and colleagues.
“We always promote our staff as our greatest asset because it’s true,” noted Koren Superchi, RN, MSN, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at LRH. “They are the driving force that supports our ability to provide the high-quality care this region depends on. We quickly seize any opportunity that allows us to recognize the important work they do and highlight how valued they are,” she added.
Nominations for both Awards are accepted via electronic submission or paper nomination forms available throughout LRH. To learn more about The DAISY and BEE Awards at LRH, visit www.LittletonHealthcare.org/awards.