Lutheran Health Network is proud to announce a Kosciusko Community Hospital nurse recently recognized for providing compassionate care with the DAISY Award.

Heidi Martin, a registered nurse at Kosciusko Community Hospital, was presented the DAISY Award for her outstanding patient care. The following is from a patient’s nomination:

“What a wonderful nurse and human being! Heidi was my nurse two out of the six days I was hospitalized. What an impact she made. Beyond her duties as a nurse, she was very personable, loving and caring. She sat just to chat with me, and made me feel so good. On the third night when she wasn’t assigned to my room, she still stopped in to see me anyway. What a great lady and nurse! KCH should treasure this asset.”

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes by members of his family. In late 1999, Patrick died at the age of 33 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon autoimmune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique way of thanking those professionals for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and their families.

Patients, families and colleagues may nominate nurses for this award from any Lutheran Health Network hospital, RediMed or MedStat urgent care clinic or Lutheran Health Physicians practice.

Lutheran Health Network is a family of more than 6,000 employees, physicians, advanced practice providers and volunteers dedicated to providing compassionate, quality care with the best possible experience, to every patient, every time. As a taxpaying, integrated healthcare delivery system and one of the largest employers in the region, Lutheran Health Network makes a positive impact on the communities we serve. The Network?s access points across northeastern Indiana include acute care hospitals, specialty hospitals, physician offices, urgent care clinics and outpatient centers. For more information, please visit Lutheran hospitals are owned in part by physicians.