SMCH Seeks Nominations for Extraordinary Nurses

Stewart Memorial Community Hospital and McCrary Rost Clinic are seeking nominations for outstanding nurses. In partnership with the DAISY Foundation, SMCH has made a tradition of recognizing nurses who, by virtue of their exemplary work, rise above and beyond. 

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.


Stewart Memorial Community Hospital will present the next Daisy Award to an extraordinary nurse who goes above and beyond providing excellent everyday care to patients and families during an award ceremony in May. The deadline for nominations for the next award cycle is April 1st though nominations are accepted year-round. Award recipients are nominated by peers, physicians, patients, and families and other staff.  Nurses eligible for nomination include those working at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital as well as nurses at McCrary Rost Clinic.  

Nomination forms can be mailed to:
Stewart Memorial Community Hospital
Attn: Ann Lengeling
1301 West Main St
Lake City, IA 51449