Nicole Smith, RN at Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has been honored with “The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.”

This award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Mark Barnes and his family founded the award in 1999, and Terrebonne General Medical Center joins 708-other medical facilities honoring their nurses with this special award. The Daisy award is given to a nurse who exemplifies the kind of nurse that patients and families as well as nurses and physicians recognize as outstanding.

Smith is a senior nurse that many nurses, both new and experienced, look up to on the Labor and Delivery unit. She has exceptional nursing skills that many fellow nurses model their own practices from and her ability to make a patient feel extra special is unlike any other. She strives to make her patients and brand new mothers the happiest ones in the world. This past holiday season, Smith gave a patient a Christmas beanie, hand-crocheted by herself, for their new baby born on Christmas Day. She plans to make more so that each baby born on that holiday at TGMC can have one.

“It is such an honor to receive the Daisy Award. I am blessed to work in a profession that I truly believe is the best job in the world, and I never expected to receive an award for doing what I love. I am humbled knowing that the work I do each day makes a difference in the patients' and families' lives,” said Smith.


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