St. Francis Medical Center recently named Anna Johnson, a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Francis Medical Center, as its Fall 2021 DAISY Nursing Award winner.

Anna Johnson, St. Francis Medical Center Intensive Care Unit Nurse

The award is presented in collaboration with The American Organization of Nurse Executives. It is part of the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

Johnson was nominated by a patient’s daughter for her extraordinary care. Her nominator wrote, “While my mother was awaiting bypass surgery, Anna went above and beyond to care for my mother. She did a wonderful job of comforting her and making her feel comfortable emotionally as well as physically. She rubbed her head and held her hand through their worries. It is something I won’t forget nor will my sister, thank you. The nurses who helped us with my mom deserve huge recognition, they all have been amazing.”

“I’m honored to have been chosen as a St. Francis’ DAISY award winner,” said Johnson. “I’m thankful to be recognized with this award and proud to be a part of the St. Francis nursing team.”

The DAISY Award was established in 2000 by the Barnes family in honor of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received inspired the family to thank nurses nationwide for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and families.

During the award ceremony, Johnson was presented with the DAISY Foundation’s “Healer’s Touch” sculpture, as well as an award certificate and DAISY award pin.

To learn more about the DAISY award, visit https://www.daisyfoundation.org/daisy-award.