For nurses who provide extraordinary care at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, we honor them through The DAISY Award which is an international nurse recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skills nurses bring to patients and families every day. This month, Logan Jefferson received the award.
Logan is registered nurse (RN) who has worked at MHHS for almost two years. He currently works on 4-South. Logan chose to work at MHHS because he wanted to serve those in the community he grew up in. He stated “What a better place to work than one close to home.” He became a nurse by attending Walters State Community College and is now pursuing his BSN at Carson-Newman University.
Logan’s inspiration for doing what he does is to simply know that he positively affects peoples’ lives everyday. His goal in working at MHHS is to grow. Logan said “I love learning new things and I plan to expand my clinical knowledge as much as possible. Each new patient brings different challenges and my goal is to be able to provide my patients excellent care through excellent nursing.”
Logan’s greatest accomplishment would be without a doubt, his family. He wanted to mention his beautiful wife, Serinity, and his wonderful children, Addie and Lincoln. They are his drive to succeed.
When asked what the DAISY award meant to him, Logan said it meant everything to him. He feels so appreciated and supported at MHHS. Receiving this award validates the hard work he has put in to get where he is and he could not be more grateful.
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.