Erika Posey, R.N. at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, was honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. This national award recognizes nurses for the excellent care they provide to patients.
Posey, Covington native, has worked as a nurse on the labor and delivery unit at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for the past two years. She was selected as a DAISY Award recipient based on nominations from patients and staff members.
“I am so appreciative of this honor,” Posey said. “I love my job and I love caring for our patients. The fact that the family member of a patient took the time to recognize the care I provide is very special.”
Posey was also presented with a certificate commending her for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” She also received a Healer’s Touch sculpture, hand carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The sculpture represents the respect the Shona people give their traditional healers.
She is the daughter of Belinda Webb of Mason and the late Joe Webb, the wife of Joshua Posey and the mother of two sons, Jackson and Canon.
The DAISY Award, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, is a national program that began in 2001 by the DAISY Foundation in Glen Ellen, California. The DAISY Foundation was started by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, a bleeding condition in which the blood doesn’t clot properly. Deeply touched by the compassionate care Patrick received from his nurses, the Barnes family created the national DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to recognize the incredible work that nurses do every day.