Nurse receives DAISY Award for extraordinary care.

Mikki Spindler holding the DAISY award

Nikki Spindler, a registered nurse who works in the Emergency Department at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses.

Spindler was nominated by an individual for the compassion and caring she provided for a family member.

“The night my fiancé passed away; our entire family was distraught. My daughter was heartbroken. Nikki had so much compassion for her, she took my daughter by the hand, comforted her and even gave a stuffed bunny for my daughter to keep,” the nominator wrote. “Even though it was the hardest night my daughter ever faced, Nikki made it more comforting and was very compassionate. For that I am forever grateful.”

The nonprofit DAISY Foundation (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) was established by J. Mark Barnes and his family in memory of his son J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon autoimmune disease. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is part of The DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses make every day.

For more information or to nominate a nurse for the next DAISY Award, visit hfmhealth.org/daisy.