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Melissa McEver Wins Floyd DAISY Award

12.28.2018

Melissa McEver, RN, earned the third quarter DAISY Award at Floyd Medical Center for going the extra mile to take care of a patient's needs.

McEver came in on her day off to help a patient who was running short of clothing. On several occasions she took his clothes home with her and washed them. McEver also purchased some shorts and shirts for the man.

“I'm not the only one," McEver said. “Almost every nurse on the floor has done little things for this man."

McEver was among 57 nominees for the DAISY award. The winner was announced during a recent ceremony in the hospital cafeteria. McEver said making a difference in people's lives is a big reason why she loves being a nurse.

Sheila Bennett, Executive Vice President and Chief of Patient Services at Floyd, stressed that the award is given to nurses who have been nominated by their peers and by patients and their families.

“So to be nominated by that group is truly an honor," Bennett said. “Melissa is a wonderful example of what it means to be a nurse."

DAISY is an award recognized internationally. It was established by the family of Patrick Barnes after he died from an auto-immune disease while being treated in a Seattle hospital. His family was thankful for the care he received and created the award to thank bedside nurses for the job they do.

DAISY Nominees

​​Lindsey Allen
Lara Babb 
Shawna Bailey 
Jeremy Baker 
Hannah Barker 
Stacy Beard 
Sarah Bowden 
Dorothy Bray 
Dalton Briant 
Jason Chastain 
Wilma Chisolm 
Nicole Cochran 
Tori Cochran 
Jasmine Dallas 
Stephanie Davis 
Jessica Dillard 
Whitney Ebel 
Olivia Edwards 
Laura Flores 
Shawna Frost 
Danielle Gardener 
Emily George 
Devyn Haas
Susan Haller
Felicia Heard
Jessica Hebert
Carla Hilburn 
Stephen Hopkins 
Susan House
Laurie Hughes 
Rebekka Lackey
Jennifer Little 
Bridgette Mason 
Andrew Mathis 
Halyn McCarty 
Melissa McEver
Gina McGuire
Kyle Miller
Lindsey Moates 
Brandon Parr 
Kay Peoples 
Jill Pic
Caleb Poland 
Josh Queen 
Annette Raines
Heather Rhinehart
Emily Rogers
Shandi Scoggins 
Zach Scott 
Forrest Simpson
Paula Stephenson
Erica Stinnett
Heather Tucker
Jeanine Waddel
Jill White
Erica Wingate