Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Gillian Thomison-Beaumont as the December 2020 DAISY Nominee. Beaumont, nominated twice by Meghan Adams and Carrie Wheeler, was recognized Thursday for her compassion heart and work specifically with our ICU COVID patients.
“Gill has cared for many of our COVID patients that have been in the ICU and she does it with such compassion,” said Wheeler. “Gill is an amazing nurse and definitely puts her heart into caring for her patients.”
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day. This is a nationally recognized award.
“While my dad was in the hospital, Gill went above and beyond to make sure my dad was taken care of and to keep my mother and family updated with any information,” said Adams. “She is one of the most amazing nurses and I am so grateful for her.”
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.