Extraordinary Nurse Recognized at Sovah Health Danville - August 2021

August 5, 2021

Morgan Price, RN of Sovah HealthDanville was honored today with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. 

Morgan, who works on the Women’s & Children’s unit at Sovah Health – Danville’s campus for the last 4 years, was nominated for the award by the parents of a child who she helped deliver. Morgan was quick, informative, positive, encouraging, and helpful throughout their entire delivery and stay. In the nomination, the dad stated, “I went in the delivery room, and the first person I see was Morgan. I did not realize it until days later, but I had zero concerns at that point because Morgan was there. In that moment, that is a feeling that no amount of money can buy. Morgan is an absolute rockstar.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease.  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 patient families. 

"When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night,” said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, CEO and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation. “Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do.  The kind of work the nurses at Sovah Health are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

“Morgan’s nomination was very touching and made her the perfect candidate to receive this month’s DAISY Award,” said Brian Bradley, Chief Nursing Officer at Sovah Health – Danville. “She has a continuous positive attitude and her willingness to go above and beyond is what defines being an extraordinary nurse to receive the DAISY Award. She touches the lives of so many patients and their families every single day and she deserves to be honored.”

To nominate a Sovah Health nurse for the DAISY Award, visit our website at https://www.sovahhealth.com/community/sovah-health-daisy-award.