Hamilton Nurse Leader Recognized With DAISY Leader Award

  • Friday, June 7, 2024
Pictured, from left, are Sandy McKenzie, president and CEO of Hamilton Medical Center; Horne; and Judean Guinn, CNO.
Pictured, from left, are Sandy McKenzie, president and CEO of Hamilton Medical Center; Horne; and Judean Guinn, CNO.
Amanda Horne, Hamilton Home Health clinical manager, has received the DAISY Leader Award for Extraordinary Nurse Leaders. The DAISY Leader Award recognizes exemplary nursing leadership excellence.

The nomination for Ms. Horne commended her for her "dedication to staff, willingness to help, supportive nature, warmth, mentoring skills, compassion and communication skills" as reasons for her nomination.

Sixteen other nurse leaders were also nominated for the award. They include: Amanda Pierce, Kayla Dale, Carrie Levine, Crystale Ownbey, Tara Skiffen, Jessica Truelove, Cara Gunter, Kimberly McGee, Cindy Breeden, Nikki Pasley, Pamala Harness, Sandy Sidwell, Nubia Garbutt, Arilla Newman, Jessica Carey and Holly Guinn.

The qualifications for the award include:
• Role modeling compassion and exemplary practice
• Role modeling behavior perceived as extraordinary
• Creating an environment that fosters care and compassion
• Creating an environment where attributes of trust, compassion, mutual respect, continued professional development and ethical behavior are modeled and supported
• Motivating staff with a shared vision and enthusiasm to achieve better outcomes for themselves and for their patients
• Mentoring staff members
• Being accessible, available and responsive to the needs of others, encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving for individuals and within the context of the team
• Promoting and enhancing the image of nursing within the organization, the community and the profession.
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