EXTRAORDINARY NURSE RECOGNIZED AT ANDERSON HOSPITAL
January 30, 2023 (Maryville, IL) – Susan Stumpf, RN of Anderson Hospital 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.
Susan, a treatment center nurse with Anderson Mercy Cancer Care, was nominated by a young, single, mother of three with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “I was terrified, but Susan explained everything and what to expect,” said the patient facing treatment. “Every time I arrived for chemo, I was met with open arms by both Susan and her team. They have cried with me and laughed with me and rang the bell with me.” Now a year post treatment, the patient returns for checkups to hugs and continued support from Susan and her team. “I can truly and honestly say I love them.”
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 Anderson Hospital are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”
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. More information is available at http://DAISYfoundation.org.