Pine Rest Nurse Dorothy Schans Honored with DAISY Award!

August 23, 2021

August 24, 2021

Congratulations to Dorothy Schans, RN, newest winner of the National DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in Patient Safety, presented in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

Dorothy is a Contact Center nurse who also worked for many years on our Child & Adolescent Unit. Her recent actions helped calm a patient down and make the individual feel comfortable and heard.

Says co-worker Maggie Sweeney:

“Thank you, Dorothy, you saved the day with your kindness and sense of humor!”

The DAISY award consists of a pin, sculpture and recognition on both DAISY’s International website and here at Pine Rest. Dorothy’s family (husband, daughter in-law and granddaughters) were able to attend for the award presentation along with team members. Harmony Gould (Vice President of Hospital & Residential Services) and Beth Wiersma (Clinical Services Manager of the Contact Center) presented the award

To learn more about the DAISY award and/or nominate an extraordinary Pine Rest nurse, visit our DAISY Nomination page.


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