Medical City McKinney November 13, 2018

Nurse presented DAISY award for going beyond

McKinney, Texas – Medical City McKinney has recognized Rachel Williams, RN, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. This award honors the amazing work nurses do for patients and their families every day.

Williams was recognized by a patient's family member for her warm, caring and professional manner. She helped the patient reduce her worry and apprehension prior to having surgery.

The patient wrote, "Rachel put my mom at ease right away and made coming to the hospital an excellent experience. My mother left the hospital with a smile on her face."

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by the J. Patrick Barnes family after he passed away in 1999 from complications resulting from an autoimmune disease. The care Barnes received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in lives of their patients and patient families. Nurses may be nominated for The DAISY award by patients, families and colleagues.

"We are proud to be among the healthcare organizations participating in the DAISY Award program," said Cassidi Roberts, chief nursing officer at Medical City McKinney. "Nurses are heroes every day. It's important that our nurses know their work is highly valued and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do that."

Medical City McKinney

Medical City McKinney is a 260-bed, acute care hospital that offers comprehensive services including a Level III trauma center, cardiovascular, neurological services, general surgery, orthopedics, women's services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and behavioral health services. Medical City McKinney is a primary stroke center, a stroke rehabilitation center and achieved the Joint Commission's prestigious Top Performer recognition for sustaining excellence in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and perinatal care. Medical City ER Stonebridge, located at Custer and Hwy 380, is Medical City McKinney's off-campus emergency room. Medical City McKinney is part of Medical City Healthcare. For more information: Medical City McKinney. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.