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ER Nurse Clare Sislow Honored with DAISY Award


Congratulations to Clare Sislow, RN, from the Walla Walla General Hospital Emergency Center, on receiving the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses during nurses week 2014.

The nomination included a story about one evening that the Walla Walla Police Department brought an intoxicated, wet, cold young man into the ED. Police were afraid he would die in the cold. Clare lovingly took him to a room, got him out of his wet, dirty clothes, all the while assuring him that he was safe. She wrapped him in warm blankets and got him some food. Afterwards, he fell asleep safe and cared for, says Linda Givens, director of critical care services at WWGH, who submitted the nomination.

The compassion Clare showed to this homeless, lost individual showed the love that Christ shows us, which is a perfect example of living out the hospital’s mission.
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an autoimmune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

Other hospital nursing staff nominated for this DAISY award include: Cheryl Boehm, Carla Gutierrez, Med/Surg as a team, Racquel Pleasants, Michelle Ramos, Jill Hargreaves, Pam Smith, Lauri Rootvik, Dona Dunovant.