Elizabeth Logan, RN of Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center 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.
The nomination submitted read, Elizabeth Logan was recognized for going above and beyond while working in the COVID Infusion Clinic. Elizabeth usually works on the Rural Mobile Unit for the Louis A. Johnson VAMC. When the pandemic started the Rural Unit was put on hold and Elizabeth was assigned to work, manage, and schedule the day-to-day operations in the COVID Infusion Clinic. Elizabeth still cares for the Veteran’s that the Mobile Clinic would see while working in the COVID Infusion Clinic. On March 2, 2022, Elizabeth was caring for a Veteran who she identified had an underlying issue that was exacerbated during his visit. She went out of her way to contact the Veteran’s primary care provider, explain what was happening, and coordinate care for the Veteran during his infusion. The Veteran had his medication adjusted, had his new prescriptions, and was provided thorough education and a follow-up appointment before he left the facility. Elizabeth went above and beyond to ensure that the Veteran received the best care possible even though the identified issue was not related to his primary reason for the visit.
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.
Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, CEO and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation stated, "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 the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”
“The Nurses at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center truly go above and beyond for our Veterans. The minute you come into the building you can feel the care and compassion they provide our Veterans. It’s important to take the time to recognize their hard work and dedication.” said Piper Knight, DNPc, MSN, RN Associate Director of Patient Care Services
For a complete listing of healthcare organizations currently running the program, please go to https://www.daisyfoundation.org/.
In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the Foundation expresses gratitude to
the nursing profession internationally in over 4,600 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with recognition of direct care Nurses, 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 their new Health Equity Grant program. More information is available at https://www.daisyfoundation.org/.