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Congrats to our newest DAISY Honoree – Laurice Alford!

Posted on May 8, 2020

The Year of the Nurse

Perfect Timing

It couldn’t be any more perfect timing to recognize Methodist Medical Center’s first 2020 DAISY recipient than during National Nurses Week – and the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. In fact, in her honor, the World Health Organization has named 2020 the “Year of the Nurse.”

DAISY Details

The DAISY award which recognizes nurses who provide extraordinary care and for those who might not be familiar, it is an international nurse recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skills nurses bring to patients and families every day. We launched our DAISY program here at MMC in 2018 and it was a distinct pleasure to mark the occasion by naming Laurice Alford our newest DAISY honoree.

Laurice Alford is Methodist Medical Center’s first DAISY honoree of 2020. She was recognized during a special reception at the hospital and received a hand-carved sculpture, a certificate, a bouquet of daisies and sweet treats for herself and her co-workers. Left to right: Jeremy Biggs, Methodist’s Chief Administrative Officer; Mike Cavacos, Methodist’s Chief Nursing Officer, Alford; Janae Holmes, Methodist Clinical Nurse Manager.

She Kept Every Promise

A small part of the nomination we received from a patient’s family member on behalf of Laurice read:

“Laurice modeled every standard a nurse should have. She was always cheerful, caring, compassionate and encouraging. I’m an RN myself and I trusted Laurice to take care of my mother.
I felt safe with Laurice as her nurse.”

Some of the phrases used throughout the nomination included:
• “She encouraged and praised my mom ….”
• “She offered education for every medication ….”
• “She asked if there was anything we needed communicated to the doctor…”
• “She asked my mom what they needed to work on together ….”
• “She kept every promise ….”

Congrats Laurice

It is incredibly rewarding to hear those types of comments and experiences. It’s what we want to provide to everyone who comes here and we are so incredibly fortunate to have an outstanding nurse such as Laurice on our team. Thank you for the inspiring difference you make every day –
Florence would be proud!