Broadlawns Warrick Earns DAISY Award
DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept 13, 2010) --Chad Warrick, RN, has been awarded the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Broadlawns Medical Center. Warrick's nomination by one of his peers cites his compassion and commitment to extraordinary service in caring for his patients.
"'Chad displays compassion and extraordinary clinic skills," stated Jen Peffer, R.N., Intensive Care Unit, Broadlawns Medical Center, in her nomination submission. "He is continuously going above and beyond for each and every patient and their families."
Warrick is known for his ability to assure a patient's comfort and treat every patient with kindness and consideration, relying on a professional balance of clinical skills and communications, including assessing non-verbal reactions when a patient is unable to respond.
"Chad Warrick's award from the DAISY Foundation is well deserved," said Susan Kirstein, chief nursing officer at Broadlawns. "He exemplifies this prestigious award that honors nurses who consistently exceed the standards of nursing in their daily practice through his compassion and skills. We are proud of this recognition for Chad."
Warrick is a graduate of Des Moines Area Community College School of Nursing. He joined the Intensive Care Unit at Broadlawns Medical Center in 2006 after working in critical care at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and in trauma intensive care in Phoenix, AZ
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, awestruck by 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 Nursing Professionalism Council and are presented quarterly.
Broadlawns Medical Center first opened its doors as a hospital to the residents of Polk County on April 13, 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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