POTSDAM, NY – Registered Nurse Sarah McCargar was recently named the 2022 recipient of the internationally-recognized DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
Ms. McCargar joined the Hospital in 2007, and is a member of the Obstetrics Unit nursing team. Her kindness, caring attitude, and having a side of honesty that comes from her warm heart were some of the comments noted in nominations for her to receive the award.
St. Lawrence Health Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Oldham, PhD, MSN, RN-BC,NEA-BC, FACHE, noted the voices of the Hospital’s patients are truly important to the nurses.
“Having a patient recognize a nurse through this internationally recognized organization is a representation of our entire nursing team. Congratulations to Sarah and all nurses throughout St. Lawrence Health who may be ‘just’ doing their job, but their patients see them as healers, listeners, compassionate, and clinically proficient individuals,” Ms. Oldham said.
The DAISY Award was created in 1999 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes by his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 and his family felt the nurses who cared for him needed to be recognized. The award was established as a way to thank all nurses who touch the lives of their patients.
Nominations for the DAISY Award are submitted by peers, patients, families, and members of the community. To nominate an exceptional nurse for the 2023 DAISY Award, visit https://www.stlawrencehealthsystem.org/nursing-excellence-awards.
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