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Amanda Boyer Named DAISY Award Honoree

Amanda Boyer, RN, has been recognized as Sakakawea Medical Center's most recent DAISY Award recipient. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is an award that recognizes nurses for the amazing efforts they perform every day. Nurses are nominated for this award by patients, their families, or coworkers.

Amanda was nominated by a patient's family member who stated, This nurse has gone above and beyond. When my father was here for his hospital stays, she treated him and the family with the utmost respect, explained medications and what they were for, and also listened to what not only my dad, but our family had to say and comforted all involved. She dedicated the whole day my dad died to his care and was there when he passed on. She explained to the family what was going on at each stage of his passing. She was compassionate after his passing with kind words and an outpouring of friendship and compassion for the family. We are fortunate to have such caring and qualified care takers here at SMC.

Other SMC nurses who were recognized as nominees were Destiny Chapman and Kari Gartner.

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died in late 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of an autoimmune disease. DAISY is an acronym for “Diseases Attacking the Immune System.” The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patients' families.

SMC nurses work to provide skillful and compassionate care each day. Patients, visitors, families, nurses, physicians, and employees may nominate a deserving nurse by completing a nomination form here.