winners helped in healing
Thomas and Jessica Stout
Nominated by nurse manager Mike
Sawin after he received a letter
of thanks from the patient.
"We had a young
female patient on 10W, who was
scalped in an ATV and had to have
all of her hair removed. Toschua
purchased a basket of lotions and
oils as well as a real wig that
she could wear over the dressing.
The patient left a card for
Toschua and Jessica that said, 'It
helped so much to know that I
would look normal with the wig.
You are both amazing nurses that I
count as an honor to have met.'
The patient is a nurse at another
hospital. Their kindness to a
young female patient helped her
cope with a traumatic life
changing event and to be able to
begin the healing process."
Thomas and Jessica Stout Johnson,
10W, were September's DAISY
winners. To see past winners,
The MUSC DAISY
(Diseases Attacking the Immune
System) Award for Nurses is a
monthly award and is part of the
DAISY Foundation's program to
recognize the super-human efforts
nurses perform every day.
was formed in 2000 by the family
of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes died
of complications of idiopathic