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Lake Huron Medical Center Announces Daisy Award Recipient, Shawn Bourne, RN

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  • Written By: Lisa Beedon

Lake Huron Medical Center congratulates Daisy Award Recipient Shawn Bourne, RN. The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses is recognized in 2,800 healthcare facilities in the United States and 17 different countries.

Shawn works as a registered nurse in Intensive Care Unit and was nominated by her peers for generating enthusiasm and energy towards meeting the challenges of nursing. She is known for going above and beyond for her patients, their families and her co-workers. She advocates for patients; eases patient and family concerns and ensures patients have clear plan for care after leaving the hospital.

Beyond her remarkable clinical skills, Shawn is known for her professionalism, being well organized and acting as a mentor to her fellow nurses. One peer described Shawn as, “an inspiration to nurses.”

“Shawn cultivates an environment which allows Lake Huron Medical Center to provide exceptional care, and is the kind of nurse who inspires you to give your best every day,” comments Pat Roberts, RN, MS, Chief Nursing Officer, Lake Huron Medical Center. “The DAISY award is the perfect way to recognize our nurses because it reflects a nursing mindset which fosters care, trust, and compassion with her patients and peers.”

The Daisy Award was created 1999 by members of the family of Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease ITP. The Barnes’ wanted to do something special to honor their son and came up with the name DAISY-an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. What continually resonated for them was the extraordinary care, kindness and compassion Patrick and the family received from his nurses during his illness.

Lake Huron Medical Center thanks Shawn for everything she does each and every day to provide our patients and their families with high-quality, compassionate care.