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SGMC Health Recognizes Nolan-Tutt with DAISY Award

Posted on: November 29th, 2023

SGMC Health honored Jessica Nolan-Tutt, RN, with the November DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing care. Nolan-Tutt was recognized for her compassionate care for a newborn child and first-time parents. 

Nolan-Tutt has been with SGMC Health for two years and works in the Nursery. She was nominated by a dad for going above and beyond to show concern and kindness when the new baby needed additional testing. 

The nomination shares how she allowed the new parents the power to choose a convenient time for the tests to be completed. “Feeling lost in a lot of the aspects of bringing a child into the world, that little bit of control was big,” the family shared. 

When it was time to move the baby to the nursery for the tests, Nolan-Tutt brought a wheelchair for the new mom so that she did not have to walk. She then began the tests and made sure that the parents were able to clearly see and verbally updated them throughout. 

“When you see people who take such pride in their work, it’s an inspiring event to witness,” shared the family. “We could not have imagined anyone doing a better job than Jessica.” 

SGMC Health continues to ask patients and fellow employees to honor nurses they feel go above and beyond in their actions and care. Nominations are reviewed by a committee based on criteria that include compassion, teamwork, leadership, attitude, and skills and knowledge. 

DAISY awards are presented monthly in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors. Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or him for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” They also receive a beautiful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. A special floral arrangement of daisies was generously donated by The Flower Gallery, the local sponsor of SGMC Health’s DAISY Award. 

To nominate a nurse for the DAISY award, visit