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Kelly DeGrote, RN, receives DAISY Award

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 11, 2023) – Kelly DeGrote, RN, a Diabetes Educator, at Monument Health Rapid City Clinic, Flormann St., has received the prestigious DAISY Award. A national program, the award is presented to nurses who go above and beyond for their patients and community. Kelly was nominated by a patient’s parent.

Kelly has helped the patient navigate chronic health issues, and the parent is always grateful for how helpful she is. In the nomination, the parent wrote, “Over the weekend, my son experienced a medical concern, which seemingly came out of the blue. My son and I spoke about contacting

Kelly to let her know but before we had the chance, she called, having noticed it for herself. This is remarkable because we do not have an upcoming appointment. She was simply checking in on him.”

The nomination continued, “Having a team like we do with Kelly and my son’s doctor, is the reason my son is thriving. Kelly is the best nurse I have ever come across. We are so lucky to have her, and she needs to know just how much we appreciate the way she consistently goes above and beyond for my son’s health.”

The DAISY Award recognizes the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and families every day. It was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. DAISY is an acronym for “diseases attacking the immune system.” Nurses in Rapid City are selected 12 times a year for this recognition. Nurses are also honored in Custer, Lead-Deadwood, Spearfish and Sturgis. Visit to nominate.


About Monument Health

Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. The system offers care in 31 medical specialties and serves 14 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 5,000 physicians and caregivers, Monument Health is composed of 5 hospitals and 40 medical clinics and specialty centers. Monument Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

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