SUBMITTED PHOTO Greene County Medical Center Team Members celebrate DAISY Award winner, Terry Rottinghaus at a regional luncheon in Osceola last week. (From left): Amanda Lass, Chief Nursing Officer; Ann Erickson, Quality and Patient Experience Director; Terry Rottinghaus, RN; and Kristi Wilson, Patient Experience Coordinator

Greene County Medical Center DAISY awardee recognized at regional meeting

Special to the Jefferson Herald

On June 27, six DAISY Award recipients received special recognition at a regional gathering.

Terry Rottinghaus was named the Greene County Medical Center DAISY Award winner in a special ceremony held during Hospital and Nurses Week on Wednesday, May 10. She joined the UnityPoint Health regional rural affiliate DAISY winners from Greater Regional Health and Story, Lucas, Guthrie and Clarke County Hospitals at the luncheon at Lakeside Casino in Osceola last Tuesday.

Rottinghaus was selected by a panel of her peers for the care she provides patients and their families that goes above and beyond her calling as a nurse. “She gave an amazing gift to a local family who was dealing with a wedding and a recent terminal diagnosis for the father of the bride,” read a portion of her nomination letter. “The family moved the wedding date up so the father could participate. Terry didn’t hesitate for a moment. She volunteered to be there, on her own time, to help care for this patient, which allowed him the honor of walking his daughter down the aisle.”

The DAISY Award was created by the family of J Patrick Barnes who died in 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of an autoimmune disorder, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura. His family was so impressed with the way the nursing staff cared for Patrick and them, they developed the now international program to recognize the outstanding work nurses perform every day.

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