Bunch recognized with DAISY Award for nursing excellence
Published 11:35 am Thursday, July 28, 2022
From ECU Health Beaufort Hospital
WASHINGTON, NC – ECU Health Beaufort Hospital is thrilled to recognize our most recent DAISY award winner, Sheena Bunch. Sheena is an extraordinary nurse who goes beyond every day for the patients and families we serve. The DAISY Award recognizes extraordinary nurses who demonstrate the attributes of an exceptional professional such as compassion, teamwork, persistent patient advocacy, community awareness along with timely, informative and therapeutic communication and consistent adherence to the highest clinical and ethical standards of the nursing profession.
Sheena has been a nurse at ECU Health Beaufort Hospital since June 2016 upon graduating from Beaufort County Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She started her career as an emergency department nurse and currently serves as a staff nurse in our patient care services department specializing in both inpatient and outpatient cardiology, diagnostic and advanced vascular access procedures.
Dennis Campbell, II, Vice President of Patient Care Services along with Leanne Fulcher, manager of the Center for Learning and Performance and her manager, Nat Gladding, presented Sheena the award.
“We are very proud to partner with DAISY as we have extraordinary nurses providing amazing care here at ECU Health Beaufort Hospital,” said Campbell. Surrounded by her clinical colleagues and family for the award announcement, Sheena graciously and humbly accepted the recognition.The DAISY Foundation was co-founded in 1999 by Tena and Bonnie Barnes in memory of their husband and son, Patrick Barnes. During his illness and subsequent death at the young age of 33, Patrick’s family witnessed the incredibly compassionate care of the nurses that cared for him.
Her colleague, Leanne Fulcher, nominated Bunch for the award. “Patient advocacy, safety, critical thinking, quality care and working in the best interest of the patient are all the traits that encompasses Sheena’s actions on a regular day,” noted Fulcher in the nomination. “She pays great attention to detail and works well with providers and other clinical professionals to serve her patients with compassionate and quality care.”
ECU Health recognizes DAISY Award winners each quarter. Each nurse chosen for the award is recognized in a public ceremony and receives a hand-carved serpentine stone sculpture known as A Healer’s Touch, cinnamon rolls and a DAISY pin. They also sign a recognition banner that is publicly displayed in their unit for the quarter.