Health System Honors Maternity Care Center Nurse Lacie Goodman With The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Care

daisy award presentationJanuary 11, 2019 – Southeast Georgia Health System recently presented The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses to Lacie Goodman, 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 Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center, Goodman was nominated for The DAISY Award by a patient who had undergone surgery.

Excerpts from the nomination include, “Lacie was the most amazing, understanding and kindhearted nurse that has ever cared for me. Lacie took the time to explain to me every detail that was going on during my recovery, and what I should expect…I don’t do well with hospital stays and Lacie went out of her way to make me feel comfortable. Coming off of anesthesia was particularly difficult and confusing for me, as I have never had major surgery before…During my stay Lacie made me feel as if I was her only patient…When I think of Lacie, I am reminded of what Mother Teresa said, ‘It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.’ So although my condition was not life threatening, having the pleasure of meeting Lacie was life changing. Everyone should aspire to be more like her, I know I do.”

Goodman 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, 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.