DAISY Nurse Leader Award 2017 (May)
Kerry Sue Mueller, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN
Medical Intensive Care Unit
We honor our very first DAISY Nurse Leader Awardee since implementing the program at the Medical Center. We recognize Kerry Sue Mueller for the extraordinary compassion she extends to patients, families, and caregivers, and the leadership she has provided to create an environment of unparalleled compassion on her unit.
Kerry Sue’s leadership of the MICU has provided the staff space, growth, and encouragement to create compassionate programs for patients and each other. The MICU team has established tangible programs to express their care and compassion for each of their patients. Whether it is creating a quiet moment to honor a patient’s passing or implementing a staff program called Look at How Cool I Am, Kerry Sue’s leadership, skill, and ability have contributed to the encouraging the team to innovate these programs. Her compassionate heart has encouraged us every step of the way.
About the DAISY Nurse Leader Award
The DAISY Nurse Leader Award puts a spotlight on the impact that nurse leaders have on their staff and the patient care they manage. Winners of this award are recognized for their ability to create an environment of compassion and recognition for others, often in the face of stressful, high-pressure situations.