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February 11, 2013

Jessica Ahern, RN, Is February DAISY Award Winner

Jessica Ahern, RN, of of the Critical Care unit at Methodist Hospital, was honored at a recognition ceremony on Monday, Feb. 11, as the February DAISY award winner.

Jessica was nominated for the honor by a patient's mother, who wrote, "My son and Jessica have a special connection that goes far beyond a typical nurse-patient relationship. She has been a source of inspiration and motivation for my son, and her encouragement is one reason for his continued positive progress."

The mother emphasized that Jessica cared for them as if they were part of her own family, saying, "Although my son has a long journey ahead of him, the support and compassion demonstrated by Jessica reminds my son and my family that we are not alone in this fight."

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Nurses can be nominated by anyone, including patients, family members, physicians, supervisors or their peers.

To nominate a nurse at Methodist Hospital or Methodist Women’s Hospital, visit