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Sparrow Clinton Hospital recognizes Emergency Department Nurse for extraordinary care

Friday, October 02, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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Date: Oct. 2, 2015

 ST. JOHNS, MI – Carol Pickott, BSN, RN, of Dimondale has been recognized by Sparrow Clinton Hospital (SCH) for her special nursing skills, earning the hospital’s first DAISY Award.

 Sponsored by The DAISY Foundation, the DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care given by Nurses every day.

 Pickott, a veteran Nurse with 31 years of experience, joined the Sparrow family in 1997, and has been a member of the SCH Emergency Services team for the past year. She was on duty one night when Bonnie Hettler of St. Johns arrived in the Emergency Services Department with severe back and shoulder pain.

 Hettler didn’t anticipate the high level of compassion and reassurance she received from Pickott. That experience inspired her to nominate Pickott for the DAISY Award. 

 “Her calm, professional demeanor made my visit to the emergency department so much less scary,” says Hettler. “Although the ER was busy, I felt she was on top of my situation. She periodically popped in to give me updates, and that was greatly appreciated.”

 Janet Silvestri, The DAISY Foundation Regional Program Director, joined SCH nurses in presenting Pickott with the award, a certificate of recognition, a DAISY pin, and a hand-carved sculpture entitled The Healer’s Touch.  In addition, a DAISY Foundation banner signed by Pickott, will be posted in the hospital.

 “I have worked in several hospitals during my career,” Pickott says. “My favorites have been small town hospitals that provide a sense of home and family. You quickly learn to appreciate people because that’s what makes this job worthwhile. Respect everyone – they deserve it!”

 Nurse nominees Sarah Veith, Traci Glanz, Teresa Miller, Marge Simon, Elaine Pohl, and Adriann Sanders also were recognized. Each received a DAISY pin.

 “DAISY award honorees personify the remarkable Patient experience at Sparrow Clinton Hospital,” says Beth Daugherty, Sparrow Clinton Hospital Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services. “These Nurses consistently demonstrate excellence.”

 Sparrow Clinton Hospital plans to honor two Nurses each year as DAISY Award winners. To nominate an extraordinary hospital Nurse, complete and return a form from one of The DAISY Foundation displays at the hospital.

Choose Wisely. Choose Sparrow.


Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Physicians Health Network, the Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit

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