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Jessica Bauer RN, Receives DAISY Award
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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Names Associate For Extraordinary Nursing National Honor 

Lake Orion Resident Jessica Bauer RN, Receives DAISY Award Recognizing Compassion, Service and Excellence

Pontiac, Mich .—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) has named Jessica Bauer, RN, a recipient of the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Bauer, who works in Emergency Department, was recognized for her clinical skills, compassionate care, exemplary service and extraordinary commitment to patient-centered care.

“Jessica is an excellent nurse who always puts in 100 percent when caring for her patients,” said Ann McDonald-Upton, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. “She is an asset to the hospital and her colleagues. This acknowledgement is the perfect recognition for her continued commitment to excellence in patient care.”

This award is given monthly to outstanding nurses in more than 100 hospitals across the United States. Each award recipient receives a DAISY Award signature lapel pin, a certificate of recognition and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled, “A Healer's Touch.”

The DAISY Award is a program of the DAISY Foundation. DAISY is an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the Barnes family in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura at age 33. The DAISY Foundation funds research to help fight diseases of the immune system and supports patients and their families.

Bauer has been an associate at SJMO since 2007 and resides in Lake Orion, Mich.
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