Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton awarded Hannah Mellentine, Registered Nurse, with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Friday, July 6. Hannah was nominated for the award by a patient’s family after the care their mother received at Perry Memorial Hospital in November 2017.
“Hannah was so kind and took the time to sit and talk to her and was able to gain mom’s trust.” Lindy McDonald and Lisa Etheridge said in their nomination letter. “During some of our darkest moment, often in the middle of the night, Hannah was there to comfort mom and us.”
During the ceremony, Hannah received a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, a hand-carved serpentine stone sculpture from Zimbabwe titled “A Healers Touch” and a Spotlight page on the DAISY Foundation website honoring her efforts.
Hannah, a 2016 graduate of Illinois Valley Community College, started at Perry Memorial Hospital in January of 2017 where she has worked as Registered Nurse in the Family Acute Care Unit (FACU) she will soon be starting in the Intensive Care Unit.
The non-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues alike. The DAISY award is presented in deep appreciation and admiration of compassionate care. Each quarter, a committee of nurses at Perry chooses the winner from the pool of nominations. A surprise announcement is held in honor of the winner in front of colleagues, physicians, patients and guests.
To nominate a Perry Memorial Hospital nurse, visit www.perrymemorial.org for more information.