April 29, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System recently presented
the DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses to Christy Buie, R.N., BSN,
and Shanna Giles, R.N., BSN, in recognition of the kindness and compassion
they provide every day to their patients.
A registered nurse in the Health System’s Cath Lab on the Brunswick
Campus, Christy Buie, R.N., BSN, was nominated for The DAISY Award by
Suzy Furlong, the daughter of a patient Buie cared for.
Excerpts from the nomination include, “My mom was admitted through
the emergency room with a complete heart block… After a very restless,
stressful night and morning in the emergency room, she was transferred
to the Cath Lab for a temporary pacemaker; I was allowed to be with her
because of her dementia, confusion and condition. Christy was her nurse
in the recovery area. She was not only attentive to my Mom, but to me
as well, letting me vent all my frustrations and concerns. She has a very
calming personality, and is a very knowledgeable and skilled nurse. She
allowed my brother and I to swap out when he arrived from Tampa –
it ended up being the last time he saw our Mom alive…She also gave
me a much needed hug when my Mom was transported to her room and I wasn’t
allowed to go with her because of COVID-19 restrictions. Fast forward
a couple of months to my Mom’s passing at home, I received a very
heartfelt card from Christy. She is a very bright light and dedicated
employee of the hospital. She is not just a Daisy, but a whole Bouquet.”
Shanna Giles, R.N., BSN, is a registered nurse on one of the telemetry
floors on the Health System’s Brunswick Campus. She was nominated
for The DAISY Award by one of her co-workers.
Excerpts from Giles nomination include, “Shanna always goes above
and beyond. She always helps everyone. We shared a patient who was confused,
combative and very time-consuming. Shanna and I worked as a team to make
sure the patient was taken care of. Her teamwork skills are always on
point. She doesn’t mind helping with the vital signs, patient care,
bed alarms, baths, call lights and anything else to make sure the patients
are well taken care of….She always has the patient’s best
interest at heart…. When you work with someone who doesn’t
mind working together, it makes your shift better. Thank you, Shanna!
Buie and Giles also received “A Healer’s Touch” sculptures,
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.