Michelle Minnick, RN, who works in the cancer center of Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Ill., recently was named the hospitals 22nd recipient of the DAISY Award, according to a news release. The DAISY Award is an international program celebrating the clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day.
It is rare that you come across a true individual who possesses the compassion, sincerity and devotion for others who have been impacted by cancer, Dorotha Harris, a patient of Minnicks who nominated her for the award, said in the release. Over the past year, I have witnessed a caring individual who takes pride in the nurses profession while helping me believe that there is hope still in the midst of my trials and tribulations. Michelle is committed to the cause and has helped me in ways I never thought possible. It is through this nurses caring approach that I have found strength. Michelle is a motivating and inspiring person who gives all while ensuring me that I am not alone. Michelles nurturing and understanding of the disease helps me feel very comfortable through my journey. I truly hope that you are aware of the quality of a person and professional that you have on your staff at the hospital.
Minnick was recognized by her department and received a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healers Touch. The serpentine stone sculptures are hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.