James Nyambura named as DAISY Award winner for August 2021

August 30, 2021

James Nyambura, RN of Sovah HealthMartinsville 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. 

James, who works in the critical care unit at Sovah Health – Martinsville’s campus for 2 years, was nominated for the award by two of his patients, who credit the nurse for being completely compassionate and professional. “He was there for me on an emotional level, and that is something I will never forget.” James goes above and beyond to care for his patients by comforting and praying with them when needed. He is calming in nature and is always professional with his care. Moments like this truly highlight what an extraordinary nurse James is.

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.”

“I was honored to present James with the DAISY Award today,” said Barbara Seymour, Chief Nursing Officer at Sovah Health – Martinsville. “The way he steps up and cares for his patients is truly remarkable. When we receive letters from patients, like the ones we did for James, it truly highlights our heroes that work here. James has touched the lives of many patients and we were so excited to honor him today.”

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