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Keigley recognized as SBL August DAISY Award Recipient

September 19, 2022 1:21 p.m.

  • Lana Keigley, DAISY Award, SBL Nursing

    Lana Keigley, BSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, is pictured with her bouquet after receiving her DAISY Award.

Lana Keigley, BSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, was recently honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Sarah Bush Lincoln. Keigley, a Charleston resident, received her nomination for helping to find an underlying issue with a patient’s symptoms and remaining calm throughout the process. Her nominator wrote:

Lana was caring for a patient who was experiencing several personal challenges and was able to get the patient to open up to her. She was very discouraged and expressed to Lana that she was struggling in her personal life. She had very limited resources since she was not familiar with this area. It was a holiday weekend, so Case Management and social workers were not readily available until the next business day. Lana took it upon herself to look into finding multiple resources for the patient and providing information for her. Other staff members contributed to help provide furniture, home goods, and clothing to this patient. Lana bought this patient a microwave and called the unit so that we could make sure the patient knew she would be getting a microwave when she went home. The patient remembered Lana from the previous days and was so grateful. She deserves recognition for so much more, but this is just one of many instances in which Lana goes above and beyond for her patients. She continually shows grace and kindness to all of those who work with her. Sarah Bush Lincoln is so lucky to have someone as thoughtful and compassionate as Lana caring for its patients, who truly exemplifies what is means to ‘provide exceptional care for all.’”

Sarah Bush Lincoln has joined more than 2,700 healthcare facilities by becoming a DAISY Award hospital partner. 

The DAISY Award was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and families.

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and other employees may nominate a deserving nurse for The Daisy Award and a nurse will be selected by SBL’s DAISY committee every month to receive this special honor. Nomination forms are located at and at all SBL clinics and on patient floors. The forms can be submitted to any Sarah Bush Lincoln staff member, or sent via email to [email protected] or mail to Sarah Bush Lincoln, DAISY Nursing Award, 1000 Health Center Drive, Mattoon, IL 61938. For more information, volunteer nurse coordinator, Tracey McCord, RN, at (217) 238-4987 or [email protected].


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