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Broadlawns Nurse Receives National DAISY Award

Julie Deuel recognized as "Extraordinary Nurse"

Des Moines, IA – August 2012 – Broadlawns Medical Center's Julie Deuel, RNC, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The 25-year nursing professional, who works in the Medical Surgical Pediatrics Unit, was recently honored and presented a certificate of recognition.

“Julie was very compassionate for my needs and always entered my room with a smile, read part of the nomination from a Broadlawns patient. “I will remember her for her laughter, compassion, understanding and empathy for my needs.”

What attracted Julie to Broadlawns in the 1980’s and keeps her happy and finding purpose in her work today has remained the same – the patients and Broadlawns Medical Center’s charitable approach to caring for all.
Julie is an active member of the Nursing Professionalism Council, the Iowa Nurses Association, the American Nursing Association, and participates in the Career Advancement Program (CAP).

About the Daisy Award

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation was formed in January 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family, most impressed and appreciative of the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, created this national award to recognize the super-human work of nurses and to honor the compassion and care that nurses provide their patients every day. The awards are coordinated by the Broadlawns Nursing Professionalism Council.

About Broadlawns

Broadlawns Medical Center first opened its doors as a hospital to the residents of Polk County in 1924. Over the years, Broadlawns has adapted to the changing demands of public health care, yet remained true to its mission of offering quality health services to all Polk County residents and training tomorrow’s health care professionals. Today Broadlawns Medical Center is composed of:

An acute care community hospital serving medical, surgical, mental health and primary care needs.
A 60-member physician practice overseeing numerous specialty clinics and outpatient services.
A Family Medicine Residency Program that graduates physician leaders who today serve in 22 of Iowa’s 99 counties.

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