For nurses who provide extraordinary care at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, we honor them through The DAISY Award, an international nurse recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skills nurses bring to patients and families every day. Josie Coffey received the DAISY Award for March.
Josie is a registered nurse who has worked at MHHS for one year. She currently works on 2 South. She chose to work at MHHS because she wanted to better serve her community closer to home and she loves the culture in this hospital.
Josie says she was inspired to be a nurse by her uncle that passed away several years ago who was a nurse as well. She felt she was called on by God to be a caregiver to this community. She attended nursing school at Lincoln Memorial University in the ASN Program.
Josie’s goal of working at MHHS is to provide each of her patients with the best care that she can give them and to be a team player. Josie says her greatest accomplishment is feeling confident she is doing everything she can for her patients which leads her to receive recognition such as the DAISY Award.
She wants to thank her husband, Cody, who has been her support system. As well as her parents, for always pushing her to do and be the best she can be.
When asked what the DAISY Award meant to her, Josie said, “This is a huge honor to be recognized among such a special group of nurses. This recognition means that I am meeting the expectations set before me and knowing my patients recognize it.”
Each DAISY Award Honoree is recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and receives a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. If you are interested in nominating a nurse at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System for the DAISY award, please click here to nominate.
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33, from complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP). During his eight-week hospital stay, his family was impressed by the care and compassion his nurses provided, not only to him but to everyone in the family. They created the DAISY Award in Pat’s memory to recognize those nurses who make a big difference in the lives of so many people.