(BREESE, IL) – Recently, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese awarded Mona Henrichs, 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. Mona received the award for going above and beyond to help ensure her patient was calm and comfortable prior to a procedure.

The patient shared, “Mona was one those rare people who radiate calm... a great nurse like Mona, anticipates the needs of her patients. The badge she wears says, IPromise to make a difference…and she does.”

“Part of our mission is to provide high quality, compassionate care for all. Mona did just that by ensuring her patient was relieved of her anxiety prior to her procedure,” said Zach Yoder, chief nursing officer for HSHS St. Joseph’s Breese. “Mona is well deserving of this award, and we are very blessed to have such a dedicated and caring nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital.”
Eleven other nurses were recognized for being nominated for the DAISY Award: Sheila Aarseth, Lynn Broeckling, Diane Hempen, Jan Hustedde, Sara Kampwerth, Donna Lancey, Ruth Mentel, Kim Presson, Erica Spihlmann, Angela Thole and Jeanne Thole.
Nominations for future DAISY 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 DAISY icon on our web site, stjoebreese.org.
Photo: Zach Yoder (left) presents Mona Henrichs (right) with the special statue that each DAISY Award winner receives.

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