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.
We had two recipients so far in 2019 with Lisa McCravey receiving the award for January and Aneisty Haynes receiving the award for April. Read on to learn more about these nurses.
Lisa McCravey is registered nurse (BSN, RN) who has worked at MHHS for five and a half years on 3-North. She chose to work at MHHS because it was close to home and one of her goals is to one day work in the Cancer Center full time.
Lisa’s inspiration for being a nurse was when her grandmother was sick and became a nurse because of her oncologist. She attended Tennessee Tech to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and went to East Tennessee State University to get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
Lisa’s greatest accomplishment was being a teen parent while continuing her education instead of dropping out of school as well as having a successful son. She would like to mention her grandmother for her strength and inspiration as well as her son for tolerating her while she was in college.
Lisa said she was very shocked when she was awarded the DAISY award. She does not believe she goes above for her patients, but does what needs to be done. She is very proud that her co-worker was pleased with the care she gave that co-worker’s grandfather and that she was trusted with his care.
Aneisty Haynes has worked at MHHS over six months and works in the RN Float Pool. She chose to work at MHHS to give excellent patient care and her goals are to provide the best patient care as well as one day advance to become a nurse manager.
The inspiration for Aneisty to become a nurse was her family. She wanted to provide the same type of care to each and every patient that she would expect for her family. Aneisty attended Walters State Community College for two years and transferred to Carson-Newman University to complete her Bachelor’s degree. Her greatest accomplishment would be her three children who are the ages of eight, two, and one.
For Aneisty, this award was such an honor. She is very grateful that she has been able to give the best patient care and that the patients as well as staff 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.