Rebecca Chambers receives prestigious DAISY Award for Compassionate Care

January 6, 2020

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital has honored nurse, Rebecca Chambers of the Behavioral Health Unit, with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for her commitment and patient-centered approach to care. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. 

The not-for-profit DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an autoimmune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique way of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

LCRH’s third DAISY honoree of 2019, Rebecca, is an inspiring nurse who goes above and beyond for her patients and their family members. It is not unusual for her to call and check on them even on her days off and is known to create amazing relationships with them all. She is a well-known leader and mentor on her unit and makes a difference in the lives of her patients and team members every day. 

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues. Each quarter, the DAISY Award recipient is selected by LCRH’s Image and Community Council, comprised of nursing leadership and peers. At a quarterly presentation given in front of team members, executive leadership, physicians, and family, recipients receive recognition for being “Extraordinary Nurses.” They are presented with a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful hand-carved sculpture entitled “The Healer’s Touch.” Additionally, the honoree is celebrated with Cinnabon iced cinnamon rolls- a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness.

 “We are proud to be among the hospital systems participating in The DAISY Award program,” says Robert Parker, CEO of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. “Nurses are heroes every day. It’s important that they know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides another way for us to do that.”

More information on the DAISY Award is available at DAISYfoundation.org.