Joyce Cross, RN, BSN, Honored with DAISY Award at Memorial Healthcare

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 – Owosso, MI – Memorial Healthcare is pleased to announce Joyce Cross, Registered Nurse, in our Behavioral Health department as our March 2023 recipient of the DAISY Award. Joyce was recognized with the DAISY Award for going above and beyond to deliver safe and compassionate care to her patients.

“The DAISY Award is one of the most prestigious awards a nurse can receive. It is an honor to present this award to Joyce; her nomination story was touching. I look forward to honoring many of the amazing nurses at Memorial Healthcare for years to come with the DAISY award.” said Tyler Yaklin, MBA, BSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Associate Vice President of Patient Care Services.

Joyce received this award based on the following nomination story, “When I was struggling with a few major stressors, Joyce took the time to talk with me about it all. She gave me the kind of motherly support and care I rarely have had from anyone else in my life. Joyce’s words made a huge impact on me and gave me hope that things will be OK. Memorial Healthcare is truly blessed to have this nurse on their team.”

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary, compassionate, and skillful care given by nurses every day. Nurses are nominated by their patients and patient’s families. DAISY Award nominations are accepted all year long and can be made at or in person at the hospital’s main campus.

Joyce was presented with a certificate of recognition, a DAISY pin, and an incredible serpentine stone sculpture carved by the artists of the Shona Tribe located in Zimbabwe, Africa. This sculpture is known as the “Healer’s Touch”” and it portrays the embracing relationship nurses have with their patients.


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