March 18, 2020 – Southeast Georgia Health System recently presented the
DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses to Brittney Bryant, LPN, in recognition of her calm demeanor and performance
under pressure which—most likely saved a life.
An LPN in the Health System’s
Immediate Care Center, Bryant was nominated for The DAISY Award by a fellow team member.
Excerpts from the nomination include, “Brittney is a team member
at our St Simons Immediate Care Center. Recently, she played a huge part
in potentially saving a man's life due to her nursing skills, compassion
and composure. The gentleman presented to the Immediate Care Center parking
lot with a saw blade injury to his abdomen. Upon being notified of the
situation, Brittney immediately took charge, grabbing supplies, notifying
the physician, instructing the other team members what to do to help,
and going to the parking lot to assist. She immediately assessed the patient
and provided emergency care for his injury until the ambulance arrived
to transport him to the ECC. Her calm demeanor and performance under pressure
most likely saved his life, and I appreciate her contributions to our
team greatly. Nurses like Brittney truly make a difference.”
Bryant was presented with the DAISY Award by
Judith 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.