Lisa has been with the Wayne County Hospital and Clinic System since 2006. She completed her nursing education at Indian Hills Community College with an Associates Arts & Sciences Degree in 1995. She received her RN in 2010. She is part of the South Central Iowa Medical Clinic team.
Some of the highlights from her nomination include: that Lisa delivers quality care to her patients; shows compassion; and ensuring their needs are met by answering their questions; making them feel comfortable and that they are getting the best care possible each and every time. She serves as the vital communication bridge between the patients and their provider. She does the majority of training for new clinic nursing staff, and is an excellent role model. She emphasizes to her peers the importance of using the clinic alerts in the electronic medical record to provide a higher quality of care for patients; her technical skills are excellent and she is a great leader. She serves as an excellent resource for her peers and is respected by all. Lisa was present at large community event when a gentleman suffered a heart attack and was unconscious. She responded quickly, administering CPR until he was able to receive the medical intervention needed. Her lifesaving actions kept him alive and he continues to lead an active life.
The DAISY Award is in recognition of a young man, Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 related to an auto-immune disorder that took his life in just eight weeks. His family was so impressed with the level of knowledge, expertise and compassion they experienced with the nursing staff that they wanted to establish a forum to provide ongoing recognition of the extraordinary work nurses do every day. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.
Honorees, family members, Board members, CEOs and Nurse Execs gathered for the celebration that included lunch and keynote speaker, Rita Stackhouse, RN, MBA with 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and a clinical background in intensive care, education, staff development, and management.
Attending the ceremony were Lisa’s husband, Cody, Wayne County Hospital and Clinic System attendees included Dr. Joel Baker, Julie Rupe, Clinics Director, Daren Relph, CEO, and Sheila Mattly, CNO.
DAISY Award recipients can be nominated by their peers, physicians, patients and families and other staff and administrators. Lisa exemplifies everything this award represents.