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SPRINGFIELD – Lynn Fleming of Taylorville is the recipient of the DAISY Award for Nursing Excellence at Memorial Medical Center.
Fleming was nominated by a patient at Memorial Medical Center to receive the award. In the nomina- tion form, the patient wrote, “As a nurse myself, I know the importance of Lynn’s role and just how special she is. She explained every, single thing that was going to happen to me in detail. I had complete trust in Lynn and felt I was in great hands with her caring for me.”
Fleming is a registered nurse in Special Procedures at Memorial Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital in Springfield. She graduated from Lincoln Land Community College and has worked at Memorial Medical Center for 14 years.
Fleming and her husband, Ron, have two adult children: Carly, a traveling cardiovascular ICU RN in Louisville, Kentucky; and Heath, a mechanical engineer in Maryland Heights, Missouri.
Fleming was recognized in front of her colleagues and hospital leaders. She received a certificate and a hand-carved sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch.”
The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was estab- lished by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an auto- immune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses dur- ing his illness inspired this unique way of thanking nurses for making a pro- found difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
Any nurse at Memorial Medical Center may be nominated for the award. Nomination forms are available throughout the hospital or online at DaisyFoundation.org.