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Thompson Receives DAISY Award

Posted on: November 17th, 2016

Becky Thompson, Registered Nurse on 3 West at South Georgia Medical Center, received The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for November. The award is part of the international DAISY Foundation, a program developed to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform everyday.Thompson was nominated by Brenda Ojevaar for Thompson’s exemplary care of Ojevaar’s father. “Becky spoke to my father and to us with extreme kindness and compassion,” said Ojevaar. “She worked feverishly without any negativity. We were overwhelmed with Becky’s awareness and eye for detail while maintaining her humor and kindness.” Ojevaar continued, “all the nursing staff we came in contact with were excellent but Becky will always stand out as having made my father’s recovery easier for all of us. Her empathy and compassion were so profound that it would have been easy to overlook her phenomenal clinical skills.”Thompson has been a nurse at SGMC for six years. SGMC continues to ask patients and fellow employees to honor nurses they feel go above and beyond in their 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” and a beautiful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. Recipients also receive a bouquet of daisies donated by local flower shops. To nominate a nurse for the DAISY award, visit