STURGIS, S.D. (July 2, 2019) – Maija Janes, BSN, a Registered Nurse at Regional Health Sturgis Hospital, has received the prestigious DAISY Award for her skill and compassion. Twice a year, a Sturgis nurse wins this honor, part of a national program to celebrate nurses who go above and beyond for their patients and community.
She was nominated by a patient for the calm, caring presence she had during an emergency room visit. She stayed by the patient’s side and offered reassurance as she provided care, according to the Sturgis Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council.
The DAISY Award recognizes the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and families every day. It was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. DAISY is an acronym for “diseases attacking the immune system.” Visit regionalhealth.org/daisy to nominate a nurse.
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Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., Regional Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. Regional Health offers care in 33 medical specialties and serves 20 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 4,500 physicians and caregivers, Regional Health is comprised of 5 hospitals, 8 specialty and surgical centers and more than 40 medical clinics and health care service centers.
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