Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

May 17, 2013

DAISY award goes to Holly Shinn


The Journal Express

---- — Holly Shinn, a Registered Nurse at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, was recognized for her dedication to the nursing profession, patients, and their family members during Knoxville Hospital & Clinics’ second annual DAISY award ceremony held on Monday, May 13.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was presented to Holly, who is currently in her fourth year at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics. She will next be recognized at the Mercy Health Network of Central Iowa’s CEO meeting on June 7.

“Holly is a very caring individual and sees that all patients are treated equally. She handles patients with a very caring attitude and has an empathetic ear. She cares deeply about her patients and this was displayed recently when a patient that was initially admitted to KHC was transferred due to the severity of his illness. Holly visited him daily after he was transferred to see how he was doing until the day he was discharged. She has set the quality of nursing to a new standard of excellence,” replied her co-workers in her nominations.

The DAISY Award was founded in 1999 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 from complications of ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura), thus giving name to award “Diseases Attacking the Immune System” DAISY.

The DAISY Award is an annual nursing award at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics to be rewarded during the annual service awards ceremony every May. Nomination forms are available at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics. The nominations are reviewed and the winner is selected by the Operations Team.