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Nurse Sorrell recognized with International DAISY Award

May 2, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.
CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs nurse Madison Sorrell, RN, was recently recognized by the DAISY Foundation. - Submitted photo

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs nurse Madison Sorrell, RN, was recently recognized by the DAISY Foundation for the "extraordinary, compassionate care she provides to her patients," the hospital said in a news release.

"Sorrell was presented with the high-profile DAISY Award in March following a nomination from a patient's family based on their exemplary care," the release said.

"We are so incredibly proud of Madison and all of our Hot Springs nurses who have not only heeded the call to serve their community through our healing ministry, but who repeatedly take it upon themselves to go above and beyond for our patients," CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs President Dr. Douglas Ross said in the release. "She joins a proud list of DAISY Award recipients at our hospital and truly represents the compassionate, healing spirit we hope to bring to our community."

Over the past year, 12 CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs nurses have been nominated for and recognized with the international DAISY Award. Sorrel, who serves in the Medical ICU at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, was nominated for the care and compassion she showed a patient admitted for a traumatic brain injury and their family.

In the nomination, the patient's daughter wrote, "Our world was flipped upside down in a matter of hours. ... In the midst of all the chaos, all the unknowns, Maddy made me feel hopeful. ... She celebrated his small victories with me, and she treated him like the person he is. She got to know him through me because she couldn't get to know him through himself. After days of hearing terrible news, Maddy gave me hope."

The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the Barnes Family in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura at age 33.

"The family was so touched by the extraordinary care, knowledge and compassion demonstrated by the nurses that they made it their mission to recognize exceptional nurses everywhere," the release said.

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