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Janet Kirschbaum, RN, WCC Recognized with DAISY Award

Hospital news | Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Janet Kirschbaum, RN, WCC, of Grant Regional Health Center, was recognized this week as a recipient of The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses (The DAISY Award). Janet currently serves as Registered Nurse in the Outpatient Department and has been with the organization since 2017.

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.

Janet’s nomination highlighted her characteristics of being sincere, caring, loyal, knowledgeable, compassionate, and dedicated while caring for patients. It reads, “She is an advocate for her patients, and you can tell she truly cares about the communities she serves. She has many years of experience including Orchard Manor prior to working at Grant Regional. Her experience as a nurse has led her to care with confidence, which is something that really comforts her patients. It was something that stood out in our care. When I was going through bladder cancer treatments and then following that with wound care treatments, Janet always made us feel very comfortable and reassured us that everything would be ok. There’s something to be said about going through a very serious health scare, knowing that she would look you in the eyes, be honest but be so confident in her abilities to help us.”

Janet’s DAISY Award nomination continues, “I call her ‘my healthcare hero.’ I know she says ‘not a hero, just a nurse’…but I think she’s both! I hope she knows how much she positively impacted my life. And I’ll never forget what a difference she made.”

13 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.

DAISY Nominees
Top row: Amy Busch, LPN; Heather Harty, BSN RN; Calie Gibson, RN; Janet Kirschbaum, RN, WCC; Gracie Klein, RN; Bobbi Jo Pink, LPN
Bottom row: Addy Wallenhorst, BSN RN; Carla Jensen, RN; Kate Schaefer, MSN, RN; Kami Doan, RN
Not pictured: Laurie Klar, RN; Nichole Seippel, BSN, RN, CLC; Michelle Beinborn, BSN RN

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.”

To learn more about the DAISY Award, or to nominate an outstanding nurse for the DAISY Award, please visit: