Joann Burks, RN, earned a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for her work at Baptist Union County. Joann is a nurse in the emergency department with more than 30 years of service. She was nominated by a patient’s family member, who shared that Joann immediately identified some concerns with the patient and notified the physician.
“Because Joann acted quickly, my mother was able to get the medication to stop the bleeding on her brain. I am so grateful to Joann Burks for saving my mother’s life,” stated the family member.
Tina Snyder, nurse education manager at Baptist Union County, said, “It is truly an honor to recognize Joann for her compassion and excellent nursing skills. Joann’s genuine concern for each patient exemplifies what a true DAISY award winner should be.”