Joy Blom Receives DAISY Award at MRHC

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Joy Blom, RN, the director of surgical services at MRHC was recently recognized for her exceptional role as a nurse and awarded the 2024 DAISY Award.

Blom consistently delivers exceptional care that has not gone unnoticed. Numerous patients have expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the “amazing”, “excellent”, and “compassionate care” that she provides.

These testimonials, among many others, made Blom the perfect recipient of the 2024 DAISY Award, a program that honors and celebrates the skillful and compassionate care nurses provide every day. DAISY Award honorees are recognized within their department, receive an award certificate, and are publicly acknowledged. Blom was surprised with the award by her co-workers and family on Friday, May 10th.

Daisy award“I’ve had the privilege of working alongside Joy for many years,” said Chief Nursing Officer, Michelle Andersen, RN, BSN. “She has always been selfless caring for our community. It has been a pleasure to watch her grow in her nursing career at MRHC. Joy has thrived here, and her contributions have been invaluable to our organization. She played a pivotal role in reintroducing orthopedics, pioneering new procedures, and consistently finding solutions to benefit our patients, their families, and her colleagues. Thank you, Joy, for your extraordinary care of those we serve!”Joy and her family

About the DAISY Award

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the autoimmune disease, ITP, in 1999.

During his hospitalization, the Barnes family deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. More than 2,500 healthcare facilities in 15 countries and 50 states now honor extraordinary nurses with The DAISY Award.


All nurses who exemplify MRHC’s mission and values and demonstrate our vision daily are eligible to be nominated. DAISY Award honorees are nurses who provide compassionate and remarkable care while demonstrating clinical excellence. Anyone, including patients, patients’ family members, staff members, physicians, visitors, and volunteers, is welcome to nominate any nurse whom they believe is deserving of the award.