Rupp wins Mercy Cassville DAISY Award

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The first DAISY Award winner was announced at Mercy Hospital Cassville. Nurse Pam Rupp (Cassville) received the award for extraordinary nurses thanks to reviews by patients and peers. A patient of Rupp's offered the following review: "She has been so helpful with information about tests and all my medical problems. She has worked hard to keep up my spirits and wash away my fears. She calls and checks on me, follows up on blood work, tests and if I have questions, she can explain. She has compassion for my family's problems and fears as well. My daughter says she is the best teacher, she is patient and kind. We all hope she stays here forever. She makes being hurt or sick bearable." The non-profit DAISY Foundation, based in Glen Ellen, Calif., started the recognition program in 1999 to recognize the remarkable contributions nurses provide each and every day to care for patients. DAISY honorees are also given a sculpture called "A Healer's Touch," hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. Each honoree and nurses on the honoree's unit also receive a Cinnabon. Pictured is Rupp, center front, celebrating with coworkers. Contributed photo

The first DAISY Award winner was announced at Mercy Hospital Cassville. Nurse Pam Rupp (Cassville) received the award for extraordinary nurses thanks to reviews by patients and peers.