• MercyOne nurse is the winner of the DAISY award for compassionate care in Clinton emergency departme

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    August 29, 2022
    Abigail Petersen, RN at MercyOne Clinton Medical Center won the DAISY award after her team nominated her for giving extraordinary compassionate care in the emergency department.
    The award recognizes nurses who advance health equity with their work in the community and was granted to Abigail for her great contribution to the ED at MercyOne. She stood out for going above and beyond the standard requirements to ensure patients got the best medical care they needed.
    Abigail’s nomination read, “Her joyful attitude at work is what immediately caught my attention. Over the past few years, I observed Abby carry that positive attitude into every patient encounter. Abby demonstrated extraordinary compassion and makes significant positive impact on a patients experience in the ER.

    “Abby is quick to organize chaos. She is very attentive to her colleagues needs and has the ability to foresee the unexpected and deal with each situation at an expert level. Her clinical judgement and skills are exceptional, she doesn’t not shy away from challenges.”
    The DAISY foundation was formed in November 1999 and honors nurses wherever they practice, in whatever role they serve, and throughout their careers- from nursing student through lifetime achievement. Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and are chosen by a committee of nurses to receive The DAISY Award. To nominate a nurse for the DAISY award, visit MercyOne.org/daisy for an online form.
    MercyOne congratulates Abigail for her achievements and applaud her for winning the DAISY award.

    About MercyOne
    MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping people and communities live their best life. MercyOne’s care providers and staff make health the highest priority. The system’s clinics, medical centers, hospitals and affiliates are located throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. Headquartered in central Iowa, MercyOne was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations.

    C. Pamela Glennon, Eastern Iowa Communications Lead
    pamela.glennon@mercyhealth.com, (563) 589-8112