Baptist DeSoto, Union County recognize extraordinary nurses

Baptist DeSoto and Baptist Union County recently honored nurses with the DAISY award for Extraordinary Nurses, in appreciation of their exemplary work.

Baptist DeSoto honored Carlotta Clinton, RN, after a patient’s family member nominated her for going the extra mile in assuring she met all her patients’ needs.

“Carlotta has been our nurse for about five hours now and I’ve watched how compassionate and caring she is with incoming patients as well as my mother,” said Carlotta’s nominator. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more dedicated and professional nurse as this young lady.”

Paula Tidwell, a nurse in the intensive care unit at Baptist Union County, was nominated by a fellow team member for her kindness and thoughtfulness.

“It is truly an honor to recognize Paula for her compassion and professionalism,” said Randy White, chief nursing officer at Baptist Union County. “Paula’s genuine concern for each patient exemplifies what a true DAISY award winner should be.”

Baptist hospitals accept nominations and select nurses to receive the DAISY Award, created in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes died at age 33 of complications from an auto-immune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses while he was ill led to the creation of the DAISY Award.