Bobbi Jo Wempe Earns Third DAISY Nomination

Bobbi Jo Wempe RN has been named Stewart Memorial Community Hospital’s (SMCH) latest nominee for the DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses. The nomination is part of the DAISY Foundation’s & Purdue Global programs to recognize the care and compassion nurses display each day. Wempe has served as a Med-Surg nurse with SMCH for just under three years and has received three DAISY nominations in that time.

Wempe’s most recent nomination was submitted by the children of a patient who wanted to recognize her positive spirit and compassion towards their mother. In the nomination story, the family members stated, “You could say Bobbi Jo was just doing her job. But to us, her extraordinary compassionate care, her ability to laugh along with us, communicating with our family, and making us feel like part of the team will forever be appreciated and remembered.”

You can probably recall a time when a nurse went above and beyond for you or your loved one. Maybe they held your hand through a difficult diagnosis, explained things patiently, or simply offered a kind word during a stressful time. Nurses like Bobbi Jo are the heart and soul of healthcare, and their compassionate care can make all the difference. 

SMCH Chief Nursing Officer Ann Lengeling, added, “I have witnessed the impact Bobbi Jo’s compassion time and time again. To say that she is deserving would be an incredible understatement.”

Nurses at SMCH and McCrary-Rost Clinics dedicate themselves to providing skillful and compassionate care every day. Patients, visitors, families, and anyone touched by a caring nurse can show their gratitude by nominating them for the DAISY Award. Nomination forms can be found at all McCrary-Rost Clinic locations.

To learn more about the DAISY Foundation, visit