Scott Elsbernd, BSN, RN-BC, PHN
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
DAISY Award winner recognized for providing extraordinary care Congratulations to DAISY award winner, Scott Elsbernd! Elsbernd and Neis join an elite group of nurses who have received the award at Childrens. DAISY is a national award program that recognizes nurses for providing extraordinary care. Nominated by the parent of a child on his unit, Scott Elsbernds nomination read in part: Even when Scott was not assigned to us, he made certain that he checked in with us whenever he saw us. He was available to answer any questions we had whenever we had them and he always looked us in the face and smiled... something we all seem to take for granted. Scott Elsbernd, BSN, RN-BC, PHN 7940 Epilepsy Unit, St. Paul As part of his recognition, Scott received the hand-carved Healers Touch sculpture, along with a special DAISY pin. The DAISY Foundation also supplied treats from Cinnabons to share with colleagues on the unit in celebration of the entire team. The DAISY award was initiated by the DAISY Foundation in 1999 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 from complications of ITP, an autoimmune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique way of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of patients and families. Childrens honors nurses through a blinded peer-review process facilitated through the Professional Development Council. Families and co-workers are encouraged to make nominations. HYPERLINK "http://xpedio01.childrensmn.org/stellent/groups/shared/@xcp/@web/@webrn /@webrnmain/documents/policyreferenceprocedure/web121238.asp" Nomination forms can be found on patient care units and on the Nurse Web. We encourage you to nominate a nurse who shows compassionate care and extraordinary clinical skills with their patients for this national award.