SPEARFISH, S.D. (Sept. 2, 2022) – Shannon Franke, LPN at Monument Health Spearfish Clinic, North 10th Street, 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. She was nominated by a fellow caregiver.
The caregiver wrote, “I am nominating Shannon Franke because she exemplifies all of the qualities embodied in this award. Shannon is an extremely hard worker. She is always the first one of our team to arrive at the clinic and the last one to leave. Shannon goes above and beyond her assigned duties and often goes out of her way to help other members of the clinic when needed.”
The nomination continued, “Shannon’s support not only extends to the members of our clinic, but to patients as well. Her relationship with our patients makes them feel safe and cared for, which is apparent through her interactions with them. She treats everyone with kindness and empathy. She always makes the time to ensure that our patients are comfortable when they are in the office.”
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 monument.health/daisy 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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