Marking the completion of the first year administering the Daisy Award, Palms West Hospital celebrated labor and delivery nurse Christine Lowman as recipient of the 2020 Nurse of the Year Daisy Award. A Wellington resident, Lowman has been a nurse at Palms West Hospital since 2014.
An international program, the Daisy Award provides ongoing recognition of the clinical skill and compassion that nurses provide to patients and their families.
Palms West Hospital is proud to be a Daisy Award partner, recognizing nurses with this special honor quarterly throughout the year. Recipients are selected for the award from nominations submitted by patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers. Palms West Hospital’s 2020 award winners include Christine Lowman, Madison Stevens, Stephanie Deverick and Desiree Neal.
The Daisy Award, which stands for “diseases attacking the immune system,” was established by the Daisy Foundation, created by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Barnes and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to honor nurses in a very public way.