Daisy Award Winners

Jessica Lara, RN - DAISY Winner - January 2021Wilkes Medical Center proudly announced Jessica Lara, RN as the hospital’s latest DAISY Award winner on January 15, 2021. 

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Wake Forest Baptist Health Wilkes Medical Center plans to recognize one of its nurses with this special honor every quarter. Each honoree receives a banner, certificate, DAISY Award pin and a hand carved “A Healer’s Touch” stone sculpture.

Jessica said she decided to become a nurse to make a difference in the lives of her patients. “Nursing is more than just caring for others” she said. “As a nurse, I make time to get to know my patients. I want them to know that I am here for them and that they can count on me."

Jessica’s manager, Michelle Kennedy, RN, said: “Jessica truly deserves the DAISY award because her nursing care is clearly grounded on the framework of compassionate care and teamwork." She always has a smile on her face and is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that our patients received the best care possible. We are so thankful to have her as a part of our Hematology and Oncology – Wilkes team."

The next DAISY Award winner will be announced in April 2021.

Previous DAISY Winners