McMillan has served as a registered nurse at Twin Cities Community Hospital for 3 years in the Medical/Surgical department. Chief Nursing Officer Paula Moore, MSN said, “Jennifer is known at the hospital by her peers and patients for her tireless compassion, considerate communication and exceptional methods of putting patients and co-workers at ease.” Additionally, Moore said Twin Cities Community Hospital has received patient comment cards thanking McMillan for her tender, loving, care, attention to their concerns and time spent with family members facing difficult circumstances.
The DAISY Award ceremony, held before colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors, honored McMillan with the "Extraordinary Nurse" certificate, which 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." McMillan also received a DAISY Award pin, a hand-carved serpentine stone sculpture, entitled "A Healer's Touch,” a large celebratory banner that will hang in her unit for three months, and will be featured on the spotlight page of the DAISY Foundation’s website.
The DAISY (an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation was started in Glen Allen, CA by family members of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. As a way of thanking Barnes’s nurses, his family established the award program to recognize “the super-human efforts nurses everywhere perform every day.”
The DAISY Award is one initiative of the not-for-profit DAISY Foundation whose overall goal is to help fight diseases of the immune system. Additionally, DAISY offers J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects and provides assistance to ITP support groups. More information is available on their website www.DAISYfoundation.org. For information about Twin Cities Community Hospital, please call Press Agency AR & Co. PR & Marketing at (805) 239-4443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org