RED WING, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System participates in the DAISY Award, an international recognition that honors and celebrates the skillful and compassionate care nurses provide. DAISY stands for Diseases Against the Immune System.
To receive the DAISY Award, nurses who provide extraordinary care are nominated by patients, their families or colleagues. For nurses working at locations across Mayo Clinic Health System in Southeast Minnesota, a selection committee reviews nominations and selects DAISY Award winners quarterly.
This quarter's recipient is Valerie Hofius, a nurse in Specialty Medical Services at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. Hofius was nominated by colleagues for her support of Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing's cardiology practice and her embodiment of Mayo Clinic's values of Teamwork, Compassion and Stewardship.
She was presented the DAISY Award by Cheristi Cognetta-Rieke, D.N.P., chief nursing officer for Mayo Clinic Health System in Southeast Minnesota.
"Congratulations to Valerie for being named one of our region's first DAISY Award winners in Red Wing," says Cognetta-Rieke. "This is a prestigious honor, and Valerie's gracious attitude toward helping her colleagues and patients makes her a deserving recipient of this award and tremendous asset to our team."
The DAISY Award was created in honor of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. The nursing care he received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family. Learn more about the history of the DAISY Award.
If you know extraordinary nurses working at a location across Mayo Clinic Health System in Southeast Minnesota, nominate them for the DAISY Award by completing the nomination form.
Press ContactKristy Jacobson