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Medical City McKinney has recognized Kalkidan Teshale, RN, and Michael Henderson, RN, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. This award honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and their families every day.

Teshale was recognized by her co-workers and patients for her friendly personality and encouraging words to make each patient feel better. She is also known to provide excellent advice to help her patients improve their ability to care for themselves after discharge.

Henderson works in the behavior health unit and was recognized for his unique ability to share care, kindness and compassion while working with mentally challenged patients. He provides guidance and support to his peers to help calm agitated patients.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by the J. Patrick Barnes family after he passed away in 1999 from complications resulting from an auto-immune disease. The care Barnes received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference I the lives of their patients and patient families.  Nurses may be nominated for The DAISY award by patients, families and colleagues.

“We are proud to be among the healthcare organizations participating in the DAISY Award program,” said Cassidi Roberts, Chief Nursing Officer. “Nurses are heroes every day.  It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do that.”

Medical City McKinney is a 260-bed, acute care hospital that offers comprehensive services including a Level III trauma center, cardiovascular, neurological services, general surgery, orthopedics, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and psychiatric services. Medical City McKinney is a primary stroke center, a stroke rehabilitation center and an accredited chest pain center. Medical City ER Stonebridge, located at Custer and Hwy 380, is Medical City McKinney’s off-campus emergency room. Medical City McKinney is part of Medical City Healthcare. For more information: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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