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Daisy Award Winner 2021

August 26, 2021

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Congratulations to Kellie Gianello, Med/Surg/Peds at Boone County Hospital (BCH), who received the 2021 Daisy Award.  Kellie was presented the award at a small ceremony with family, friends and co-workers in the BCH lobby on August 23rd.   

A co-worker said, “Kellie is a wonderful nurse.  She has a calming manner about her and works well with patients and staff.”  One example the employee gave was, “Kellie was caring for a gentleman who didn’t have any clean clothes to wear when discharged from the hospital.  She went out and personally purchased multiple items of clothing with her own money so this gentleman had clean clothes.”  The employee said, “Kellie would give the shirt off her back to anyone in need.  She truly is an angel here on earth.”

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.  The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family.  When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.  Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget! 

Pictured, left to right:  Lisa Paige, Inpatient Director, Kellie, Laura Krieger, Asst. Administrator of Nursing, Joe Smith, CEO

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