(BREESE, IL) –HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese awarded Teresa Haake, RN, with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of The DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Teresa was recognized for her calm demeanor and the encouragement she gave her patient during her labor and delivery.
“Nurses like Teresa make the birth process to be cherished and loved, shared the patient. She certainly made a difference for me, and I know she makes a difference with every single baby she helps deliver.”
“Teresa is a wonderful nurse and very deserving of this recognition, said Serra Morton, director of women and infants. Her caring and compassionate nature makes a difference for our patients, and we are blessed to have her on our team.”
Thirteen other nurses were recognized for being nominated for the DAISY Award:

  • Jessie Zimmer

  • Crystal Crews

  • Kyrsten Wisneski

  • Gerry Fehrmann

  • Elizabeth Terry

  • Julie Reed

  • Jeanne Thole

  • Kevin Schaubert

  • Desaree Lehr

  • Pam Carpenter

  • Marla Mensing

  • Lori Gebhardt

  • Elizabeth Bolk

Additionally, just as a daisy cannot survive without a bee, nurses cannot survive without the outstanding teamwork provided by support colleagues. As such, Toni Kohrmann, RT of the cardiopulmonary department recently received the Being Extraordinary Everyday (BEE) Award.
Toni was recognized by a fellow colleague for going above and beyond and always willing to lend a helping hand. On several occasions she gave her time to assist with small tasks or to help with a patient. “She is a great example of true teamwork and is living the Mission,” shared the colleague.
“I am so proud of Toni, shared Laura Lemons, facilitator for respiratory therapy. “She truly is living the Mission of the hospital and it shows through her dedication and caring demeanor.”
Additional colleagues recognized for BEE nominations include:

  • Brad Korte

  • Mary Siebert

  • Cheryl Morr

  • Julie Kues

  • Brett Dempsey

  • Mary Hemker

Nominations for future DAISY and BEE Awards at St. Joseph’s continue to be accepted. Patients and visitors are encouraged to share and submit their story of witnessing excellent and compassionate care from the clinical staff. Submission forms can be downloaded by clicking the “Nominate a Colleague” icon on our web site, stjoebreese.com.
Photo 1: Teresa Haake, RN received the DAISY Award from Zach Yoder, chief nursing officer.
Photo 2: Toni Korhmann, RT (center) received the BEE Award from Laura Lemons, facilitator for respiratory therapy (left) and Zach Yoder, chief nursing officer (right).

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