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CCH awarded the DAISY Award to Sam Schell, RN

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CCH awarded the DAISY Award to Sam Schell, RN

CCH awarded the DAISY Award to Sam Schell, RN, who works in the CCMH Maternal Child Department. The Daisy Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Sam was nominated for the DAISY Award by Hollie and Chris Alexander, whose twins were born this past spring. The Alexander family was also part of the ceremony to recognize Sam for her excellent nursing skills.

In the Alexander’s nomination they used the communication and transition of care as one example of Sam’s dedication to her profession. “I understand that [communication]is the nursing process but Sam made it seem like it was not a task or concern and that she wanted to do it for the ease and comfort for everyone involved in our care. Once arriving in Denver the nurses raved about Sam's performance, communication and engagement in JayDee's care. Sam went above and beyond in our cares and we are so thankful for her care to our daughter. I believe that the quick decisions and care given here in Gillette made our NICU stay in Denver a positive outcome with a shorter stay. Sam is a wonderful advocate for her patients. She never made any of it seem like a job, more of a passion when caring for our babies. She provided my husband and I with compassionate and skilled care to make our anxiety less”.

In addition to all the fanfare and treats, Sam’s family attended the ceremony where she received a Healers Touch sculpture, which is hand-carved in Zimbabwe, and a lapel pin to wear on her badge to show her accomplishment and a certificate of recognition.

The DAISY Foundation is a nonprofit established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Learn more about the DAISY Foundation at

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