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April 24, 2018 - Marquietta Lawson receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

18420DAISY11.jpgMarquietta Lawson, a clinical nurse supervisor for neuroscience at the University of South Alabama, recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for the month of April. USA Health awards one nurse each month who demonstrates exceptional, compassionate patient care. Lawson is the first nurse in USA Physicians Group to receive the honor.

Terry O’Neil, director of operations for neuroscience, nominated Lawson for the award. “When I first came to the department in October, Marquietta made me feel so welcome and so glad to be here,” O’Neil said. “Marquietta has successfully transitioned from a staff nurse to a clinical nurse supervisor in the neuroscience clinic. She is very organized and pays great attention to detail. Marquietta fosters open dialogue when working with her staff, which leads to clearly defined job responsibilities and great patient satisfaction."

Lawson’s staff members described her as someone who cares deeply about all people, always lending a listening ear and helpful hand to everyone she encounters.

“I just want to thank everyone so much. This is such a big honor,” Lawson said at the award ceremony. “I want to thank the entire team for all of your hard work.”

The DAISY Foundation was founded in 1999 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 from complications due to an autoimmune disease, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family and inspired them to form The DAISY Foundation, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.

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