Wyatt Receives DAISY Award Honor

(L-R): Husband, Justin Wyatt, EMT-PS,  Angela Wyatt, RN , Jeralee, McCarty, RN, BSN, and daughter, Makayla Wyatt.

(L-R): Husband, Justin Wyatt, EMT-PS, Angela Wyatt, RN , Jeralee, McCarty, RN, BSN, and daughter, Makayla Wyatt.

Corydon, June 11, 2014: Wayne County Hospital and Clinic System is pleased to announce Angela Wyatt, RN as one of 12 Mercy Health Network Hospital recipients of this year’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Angela was presented the award at the annual DAISY Award Celebration held on June 6th at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines. Angela has gained experience and grown in her profession working both the main nursing floor, as well as the obstetrical unit. This merit-based award honors great clinical skill and leadership but especially strong patient care and compassion.

A nurse at Wayne County Hospital since 2007, Angela completed her nursing education at Indian Hills Community College with an Associates Arts & Sciences Degree in 1999, received her LPN certification in 2007 and her RN in 2008. She is certified in NRP (neonatal resuscitation program), ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) & STABLE (a neonatal education program focused exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants. Sugar and Safe Care, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support).

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.

DAISY Award recipients are nominated by their peers, physicians, patients and families and other staff and administrators. Among the nominations Angela received by her patients, accolades included: “I was totally impressed by her attentiveness and caring.” “Always there for me.” “Stayed long after her shift was over to care for me during my delivery.” “Nursing skills, her kindness her personality are an 11 on a scale of 10.”

Honorees, family members, Board members, CEOs and Nurse Execs gathered for the celebration that included lunch and humorous keynote speaker, Kent Rader, whose experience in both corporate and healthcare environments brought a unique perspective and inspiration to his humor. Following the ceremony, Angela Wyatt commented, “As I reflect on today I am humbled at the generosity of the people who nominated me. I am lucky that my direct supervisor is also my second mother! What I take away from the keynote speaker is that laughter does matter; that what we do as nurses is tremendously important, and how proud I am to be a nurse and get to do what I do every day!”

Attending the ceremony was Angela’s husband, Justin Wyatt, EMT, PS, WCHCS CEO Daren Relph , CNO, Sheila Mattly, RN and Med/Surg Director, Jeralee McCarty, RN, BSN. “Our congratulations to Angela on her high level of service to our patients and her ability to bring levity to stressful situations,” commented Sheila Mattly, CNO.