Taylor St. John is the St. James DAISY Award Winner for March 2021
Butte, MT - St. James Healthcare would like to congratulate Taylor St. John, RN for receiving the March 2021 DAISY Award for her excellent patient care. The DAISY Award Recognizes Extraordinary Nurses and is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease.
Taylor, who was part of the Medical/Surgical Unit on 5th Floor, was nominated by a fellow St. James associate whose mother was cared for by Taylor while in the hospital. The nomination letter highlighted Taylor’s ability to provide care, dignity, and peace. Her gentle nature helped keep the patient comfortable and she assisted in many ways that cannot be counted.
“The award means a lot, especially because I was able to help my friend and coworker as we cared for her mother,” said Taylor. “I very proud to be a nurse, having the skills and knowledge to help patients and families through their last days is something I hold very dear to my heart.”
After being nominated multiple times, this is Taylor’s first time receiving the DAISY Award.
An excerpt from the nomination letter:
"Taylor was beyond excellent, my mother came to St. James for her last days of life. We asked that she be treated with dignity and peace and she was given both. Taylor treated my mom with integrity and made sure my mom’s wishes were met… She made me feel my mom was in good hands and when I needed fresh air, she sat and kept her company.
My mother would have been smiling ear to ear knowing there are great people out there with integrity and excellence. Taylor St. John is #1 in our book."
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 180 physician clinics, home health, hospice, mental health, and safety-net services in Colorado and the Montana Wyoming region.