Extraordinary Nurse Recognized at Sovah Health - Danville

November 5, 2021

Emilee Agnor, 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. 

Emilee, who has worked in the telemetry unit at Sovah Health – Danville’s campus for a year and a half, was nominated for the award three times this quarter by her patients, who credit the nurse for being professional and making them feel comfortable. “She always made me feel comfortable as I would have been at home. She was always prompt when called to my room and took care of everything I needed before leaving.” Emilee is a great nurse who is proactive in her care for patients and always goes the extra mile to make her patients feel at ease. She keeps a positive attitude, despite the demanding work, and dedicates herself to providing excellent patient care. Moments like this truly highlight what an extraordinary nurse Emilee 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.”

“It was my honor to present Emilee with the DAISY Award today,” said Brian Bradley, Chief Nursing Officer at Sovah Health – Danville. “Emilee is an exceptional nurse that goes above and beyond to care for every patient she is assigned to. Her multiple nominations for this award show a perfect example of what a nurse should be. She is dedicated to her patients, and we are so proud of her and all of our nurses here at Sovah Health that continuously provide excellent care to our community.”

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