Southeast Georgia Health System recently presented the
DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses to Moorea Pierce, R.N., BSN, in recognition of the kindness and compassion
she provides every day to her patients.
A registered nurse on 4 St. Simons Tower at the Brunswick Campus, Moorea
Pierce, R.N., BSN, was nominated for The DAISY Award by April Vezmar,
a patient she cared for.
Excerpts from the nomination include, “Moorea Pierce always introduced
herself and the oncoming nurse at the beginning of a shift and at the
end of her shift. She was always polite, courteous and respectful to me.
She always brought my medicine on time, and she told me what they were
and what they were for. If I had any questions, she took her time to answer
them for me. When I called for her, she always came as quick as she could
to see what I needed. She is very kind, knowledgeable and conscientious.
She knows her job and performs it exceptionally. She helps other team
members if they need assistance and she has a good attitude when she does
it. This hospital needs a lot more nurses like her. She’s a true
definition of a good nurse. She told me some things to help get and keep
my blood pressure lower when I am back at home. She took the opportunity
to tell me some ways to better take care of my health and I am very impressed
with her thoroughness. She came into my room just to see if I needed anything
without being asked. If she thought something wasn’t quite right,
she wouldn’t ignore it...she would quickly check my vital signs
and examine me. She made me feel like I was truly being cared for at this
hospital. She is a caring nurse who takes her job seriously and performs
it well. She is an asset to this hospital. Thank you Ms. Pierce for your
care. She deserves this award!”
Pierce 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 monthly throughout the year.