Oakwood honors first Daisy Award winner


Meghan Mier, RN, a direct care nurse at the Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center (OHMC), was presented with the nationally recognized Daisy Award recently in recognition of her extraordinary patient care.

Mier was pinned in a surprise ceremony on May 12 and received a hand-carved sculpture, a certificate and other gifts as part of her award. A Daisy Award banner will also be on display in the unit in her honor.

She is a recent graduate of Henry Ford Community College who started working as a nurse in the OHMC Medical/Surgical unit in September 2010. According to clinical manager Bunmi Oyeleye, Mier always has a positive attitude and is always looking for areas of opportunities for improvement.

She recently received this compliment via the Thank a Nurse portal on oakwood.org:

“My dad is in the hospital right now with meningitis and has been at Oakwood for a week now. Meghan was his nurse a couple of times while he was on the 9th floor and she really took the time to get to know him. She went above and beyond to make him comfortable, even to just listen to his silly jokes. Meghan, as well as all the nursing staff, has been great answering all of my and my family’s questions and made sure not only that my father was comfortable but that we were as well. He got transferred back down to ICU yesterday and even though Meghan was not caring for my dad that day, she came down to talk to him and see him down to ICU. She didn't have to do that and it was really, really nice that she did. I cannot thank you enough for taking such good care of him and making this rough time just a little easier.”

The Daisy Award was established in 2001 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes as a way to thank nurses across the country. As of March 2010, more than 6,000 nurses have received the award. To learn about nursing and nursing opportunities at the Oakwood, click here.

CUTLINE: (Left to Right): Bunmi Oyeleye, RN, MSN, Medical/Surgical Clinical Manager 'pins' Meghan Mier, RN, in honor of her Daisy Award.
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