Swedish Medical Center
July 27, 2018

Lois Peterson, RN recognized for providing extraordinary nursing care

Swedish Medical Center Nurse Honored with Daisy Award

Lois Peterson, RN recognized for providing extraordinary nursing care

Swedish Medical Center is proud to announce Lois Peterson, RN as this quarter’s Daisy award winner for providing extraordinary compassionate care.  Lois was nominated due to the amazing care she gave to a patient who was recovering from surgery. 

 “Lois is one of the kindest, most compassionate people we have ever met,” wrote the patient, “she is very empathetic and never makes me sense how busy she is. She went the extra mile when my hospital stay went past a week. She found a wheelchair and took me outside to the gardens. It seemed to be heavenly outside for the first time in 10 days.” 

Lois, a dedicated nurse at Swedish for over 15 years, was honored by a congratulatory party including nursing staff, medical staff, family and friends. “This award is well deserving,” said Sara Dembeck, RN, Director of General Surgery, “she exemplifies the values and standards of Swedish Medical Center and is dedicated to her patients’ needs every day.” 

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Award is a collaboration of the DAISY Foundation and the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes following his death due to complications of an auto-immune disease. The DAISY award is a partnership with healthcare organizations to provide on-going recognition of the clinical skill and especially the compassion nurses provide to patients and families all year long.

About Swedish

Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA’s HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians.

With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment, and was the state’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region’s neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center. Over 150 facilities regularly transfer highly complex cases to Swedish.

Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology. Additional information about the hospital is available at www.SwedishHospital.com.

About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of an auto-immune disease (hence the name, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) Patrick received extraordinary care from his nurses, and his family felt compelled to express their profound gratitude for the compassion and skill nurses bring to patients and families every day. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses celebrates nurses in over 2,600 healthcare facilities around the world. For more information about The DAISY Award and the Foundation’s other recognition of nurses, faculty and students, visit www.DAISYfoundation.org.

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Kara Hamersky

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