October 24, 2019 – Southeast Georgia Health System recently presented
The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses to Amanda Scott, R.N., BSN, in recognition of
the care and compassion she provides every day to patients and their family members.
A registered nurse in the Health System’s Telemetry Unit on the
Brunswick Campus, Scott was nominated for The DAISY Award by a patient’s family member.
Excerpts from the nomination include, “My sister-in-law was hospitalized
for a week and was getting weaker by the day because of her heart failure
and Parkinson’s. Her goal was to get to an appointment to see a
cardiac surgeon in Jacksonville on the day of discharge. Amanda made sure
that, in a calm, professional, organized and compassionate manner, she
worked with the patient and her husband to have everything in place for
an 8 a.m. discharge even though she wasn’t going to be working that
day. She worked with the family and doctor to ensure the discharge orders
were written and medications were ordered the day before so the patient
could be discharged on time in order to make it to the appointment with
the surgeon. With a full unit and more admissions arriving, Amanda made
sure the patient had her hair washed and she provided a wheelchair so
the family could wheel her around the unit. She was always extremely pleasant,
no matter how busy. She was very knowledgeable and very caring toward
Scott was presented with the DAISY Award byJudith Henson, R.N., BSN, MSA, vice president, Patient Care Services, in front of her peers, Health
System leadership and physicians. She also received “A Healer’s
Touch” sculpture, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa,
and Grandy’s Sinnamon® Rolls, donated by owners, and siblings,
Paul and Mary Kay Spence.
Created by The DAISY Foundation™—an acronym for Diseases Attacking
the Immune System—the DAISY Award was established by family members
in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes 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 Barnes 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 the patients’ family and friends.
Nurses can be nominated for The DAISY Award online at sghs.org/daisy-award,
or nominations may be placed in DAISY boxes located throughout the Health
System’s Brunswick and Camden campuses. A committee consisting of
Health System team members, including clinical and non-clinical staff,
leadership, medical staff and board members, review the nominations and
determine The DAISY Award recipient(s). Awards are given quarterly throughout the year.