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Flynn Recognized as Extraordinary Nurse

Flynn Recognized as Extraordinary Nurse

Sarah Flynn, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, of St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) was recently honored with the DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

Flynn, a nurse in the Emergency Department, was nominated because of her deep compassion for her patients and her co-workers. She has gone above and beyond multiple times to make sure that her patients were getting extraordinary care.

“We are thrilled to have had so many of our nurses nominated for this award and for Sarah to have been chosen as its recipient,” said Lerae Wilson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPPS, Vice President of Patient Services, and Chief Nursing Officer for SCH. “Her dedication to her patients and her profession demonstrate everything it means to be a nurse and the great impact nurses have on the lives of others.”

Throughout her tenure at SCH, Flynn has held multiple leadership roles and helped to guide and mold new nurses. Her ability to share her experiences and knowledge with her peers makes her a truly extraordinary asset to SCH.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon autoimmune disease. 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 patient families.

"When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night,” Said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Doctor of Humane Letters (h.c) and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation. “Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at St. Claire HealthCare are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the foundation expresses gratitude to the nursing profession internationally in over 5,500 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with recognition of Nurse-led Teams, Nurse Leaders, Nurses Advancing Health Equity, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Students, Lifetime Achievement in Nursing and through the J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects, Medical Mission Grants and their new Health Equity Grant programs.

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