Dulles, VAStoneSprings Hospital Center today announced its winner of the DAISY Award, an honor given to extraordinary nurses to celebrate skillful and compassionate care. This year the award was given to Becky Morrill, MSN, RN, LDRP for her compassionate and supportive care for a mother in labor and delivery.

The DAISY Award, created and managed by the DAISY Foundation was founded by parents to honor the care given to their terminally ill son. It recognizes nurses for the extraordinary skillful, compassionate care they provide patients and families. Programs are tailored to individual hospitals or groups and are active in nearly 5,000 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing worldwide. Anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary care provided by a nurse may submit a nomination - patients, family members, co-workers, physicians, or staff.

StoneSprings Hospital Center received the hand-written nomination for Becky Morrill’s DAISY from a patient. “Becky was awesome during the childbirth of our son,” the nomination read. Becky was recognized for providing expert coaching to aid the patient in a natural delivery. The letter went on to say: “In the many hours before birth, she stayed by our side. Becky never stopped encouraging me. Becky, you will always be a part of our lives. You ae a true blessing.”

“Becky was given the DAISY Award for her skilled and compassionate care during a stressful delivery,” said Amy Paratore, StoneSprings Hospital Center chief nursing officer. “Her nomination is typical of her patient care every day. Her kindness and caring set the standard for nursing care that all patients can expect at StoneSprings.”

Becky has earned this prestigious DAISY award twice during her tenure at StoneSprings Hospital Center. She joins four previous winners of the DAISY Award at StoneSprings:

Skip Reese, RN, PACU
Teena Singh, BSN, RN, ICU
Michelle Pho, BSN, RN, Medical/Surgical
Kelsie Scott, RN, Medical/Surgical

“Congratulations to Becky on her DAISY Award,” said Nathan Vooys, chief executive officer at StoneSprings Hospital Center. “We strive to provide exceptional care for all of our patients, and it’s awesome when one of our nurses is recognized, much less earning this recognition twice,” he said.