DCHC Announces 2022 DAISY & ROSE Award Recipients

Bloomfield, IA  – Melissa Frederick, LPN has been named Davis County Hospital & Clinic’s 2022 DAISY Award recipient, and Shelly Kloppenburg was named the 2022 ROSE Award recipient at a ceremony held on Thursday, May 12th.

Nominations for Davis County Hospital & Clinics’ (DCHC) DAISY & ROSE Awards were submitted by patients and their families, colleagues, managers, physicians and community members, and then a small committee of DCHC front line team members chose this year’s honorees through a blinded nomination process.

There were 8 DCHC nurses nominated this year for the DAISY Award: Beth Saner, Eric Bates, Julie Baker, Melissa Frederick, Paige Helton, Susan Fox, Sydney Thordarson, and Whitney Rigdon.

There were 5 DCHC individuals nominated for the ROSE Award: Chelsey Jones, Megan Bassett, Shawna Huggins, Shelly Kloppenburg, and Wendy Barker

Melissa, winner of the 2022 DAISY Award, is an Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Medical Associates primary care clinic department at DCHC. Melissa received two nominations, one of which a colleague submitted “Melissa is an excellent nurse who wears her title proudly. She continues to work hard on a daily basis to care for patients. She stays late to ensure that all needs are met. If she does not know the answer she will research the information to answer it for her patients. I am proud to have her apart of a team at DCHC and look forward to continue to work with her in the future.”

Shelly, winner of the 2022 ROSE Award, is a Surgical Tech in the Surgery department at DCHC, nominated be a peer with the following “Shelly is always great to Jump in and help me at any given minute, as we have been short staffed lately with a staff member leaving, She will always stop by the desk and ask if I need any help with anything, she has graciously helped me with putting charts together whether for surgery or epidurals, Shelly consistently always has a smile on her face and a good attitude with being a team player, Thanks Shelly”

“Melissa and Shelly are incredibly deserving of this year’s 2022 DAISY and ROSE Awards,” commented Chief Nursing Officer, Nikki Thordarson. “As you can tell through their nominations, they are both truly dedicated to their patients, as well as committed to being an excellent team member. We are proud to have Melissa and Shelly on our team!”

About the DAISY Award

A signature program of the DAISY Foundation, the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes individual nurses throughout the year for their extraordinary, compassionate care. More than 3,600 health care facilities and nursing schools across the US and in 21 other countries participate every year.

“The DAISY Awards were created to express gratitude to nurses around the world for their compassion,” said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Co-Founder and CEO of the DAISY Foundation. “This year’s honorees exemplify the professionalism and humanity that are hallmarks of outstanding nursing care.”

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Barnes, so they created this international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

For more information about the DAISY Award and Foundation, visit www.daisyfoundation.org.

About the ROSE Award

The ROSE Award was new this year for DCHC. We wanted to offer the ROSE recognition program to recognize allied healthcare staff from all non-nursing, clinical team members who personify the remarkable patient experience for those we serve. For someone to be nominated for the ROSE Award, they are a role model for others living their expertise and compassionate care, and for all who enter our doors – patient, family member or visitor. ROSE stands for Recognizing Outstanding Service Excellence.