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Medical City McKinney has recognized Bobbi Smith, RN, behavioral health services, and Madelyn Loschke, RN, labor and delivery, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. This award honors the high quality, compassionate care nurses provide for patients and their families every day.

Smith was recognized by a patient for being extraordinarily helpful, a kind listener and attentive to the patient’s needs. The patient said, “I was able to share with her my personal story and without hesitation, she was willing to listen. We’ve all been through situations in our life, with caring individuals like Bobbi, we will be able to overcome.”

Another patient nominated Loschke for a Daisy award saying, “During my C-section delivery, nurse Madelyn held my hand as she encouraged and assured me everything was going to be okay.” Loschke’s skill and attentiveness allowed her patient to recover quickly after a difficult delivery.

The J. Patrick Barnes family established the non-profit DAISY Foundation established after he passed away in 1999 from complications resulting from an autoimmune disease. The care Barnes received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in 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, RN, chief nursing officer at Medical City McKinney. “Nurses are healthcare heroes every day. It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides this wonderful recognition of their dedication to care for and improve human lives.”

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