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Carolyn Scholl, RN, Recognized with DAISY Award at Grant Regional

Hospital news | Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Contact: Hannah Kirschbaum

Carolyn Scholl, Registered Nurse at Grant Regional Health Center, was honored by receiving The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses (The DAISY Award). Carolyn is a Cassville, WI, resident and has been a valued member of Grant Regional Health Center’s nursing staff for over seven years.

The DAISY Foundation, which stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstems, was established in 1999 by the family of Patrick Barnes. Nurses across the world can be nominated to receive a DAISY by anyone in the organization - patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians, and staff - anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a nurse.

Carolyn’s nomination describes an encounter with her a few months ago with a four-year old and her mother. Having recently experienced health issues, both she and her mother were “full of anxiety” before even arriving. “I loaded her up and left our house in Boscobel and drove her to GRHC. Carolyn was the nurse that took us back and instantly she went to work, checking my daughter over, all the while asking if I was okay, and making sure to make my daughter comfortable with her. My daughter is not a child that warms up to people fast, if at all, but Carolyn made herself familiar to her and quick.”

The nomination continues on to say, “The whole time she was helping my daughter, she kept the mood calm, and was able to reduce a lot of my anxiety and keep me from getting overly emotional about our ER visit. Now when we visit the hospital or talk about it, my daughter will sometimes ask if ‘her nurse’ is working. She is an awesome nurse, with a great attitude towards both patients, and staff no matter the time of day or night.”

Eleven nurses at Grant Regional Health Center were nominated for the DAISY Award in the past six months. Grant Regional Health Center accepts nominations for the DAISY Award throughout the year, and the nomination committee reviews from these nominations to select a recipient twice in the year. During each DAISY Award Ceremony, partners serve cinnamon rolls in honor of Patrick Barnes. Barnes routinely requested this treat to nurses who cared for him during his illness, as a way to share his gratitude to them.

Tami Chambers, Chief Clinical Officer at Grant Regional Health Center explains “It’s our hope that whenever nurses smell or taste a cinnamon roll, they will be reminded how special they are, and the positive difference they are making. Nurses make the world a better place, and it’s our privilege to salute and honor them through the DAISY Award.”