OSF HeathCare Saint Paul announces 2021 DAISY and Sunflower Award winners


MENDOTA – As a partner in the international DAISY Award program that recognizes the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care of nurses, OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center recently awarded its DAISY Award to Breann Aubry.

Aubry, a registered nurse caring for inpatients in the Medical/Surgical Department, she was nominated by a patient’s family member. “We truly appreciate the compassionate care that RNs perform every day and the DAISY Award is one way to recognize these dedicated individuals,” said Heather Bomstad, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer for OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center.

One of the comments received about Aubry was that she went above and beyond her nursing duties. Her nomination included, “We appreciated Breann’s kindness and assistance in making this a little easier on us. Thank you, Breann, for taking such good care of us all.” The DAISY Award program can be found in over 2,000 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 14 other countries.

Sunflower Award

The Sunflower Award, a recognition program offered to non-nursing staff with OSF HealthCare, was given to Beth Wise, a patient care tech with the hospital's medical-surgical department for 29 years.

A note submitted as part of Wise’s nomination reads, “I would like to nominate Beth Wise for the outstanding care she gave my grandpa. While he was in the hospital, his wife passed away. She took excellent care of him before he heard the news of his wife's passing but went above and beyond after. She was like a family member since no one could be with him. Thank you.”

OSF HealthCare encourages patients, family members, and fellow staff to recognize caregivers who have provided exceptional care and service by nominating them for an award to honor their dedication. For more information about the DAISY and Sunflower Awards, or to submit a nomination, visit osfgratefulpatient.org.