Extraordinary Nurse Recognized at Edgerton Hospital

Shelly McGuire, RN, of Edgerton Hospital and Health Services was recently honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

 The nomination submitted read, “Our special needs daughter has had various occasions to be cared for at Edgerton Hospital’s emergency department. On one visit, she had to have staples in the back of her head due to a fall, and other times she was treated for UTI infections. Being special needs, any and all stops at the emergency department are traumatic for her. We feel so very lucky and blessed that Shelly McGuire has almost always been her nurse.  Shelly is so very good with our daughter and knows how to keep her calm, and for parents of a special needs adult, this is so wonderful. We would really like to say thank you to Shelly by nominating her for the DAISY award.”

 The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease.  The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. 

Said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, CEO and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, "When Patrick was critically ill, our family    experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do.  The kind of work the nurses at Edgerton Hospital are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

Edgerton Hospital CEO, Marc Augsburger, MBA, BSN, said Shelly is more than deserving of this award. “Shelly has been caring for patients in Edgerton Hospital’s emergency department for nearly 40 years. The community knows her, and they trust her during their most vulnerable times. To be honored with this recognition means the world to Shelly,” said Augsburger.