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Phoebe Sumter Announces Latest DAISY Award Winner

Americus, GA | January 25, 2023 – Phoebe Sumter Medical Center recently awarded Raney Law, RN, with the DAISY Award. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skills and compassionate care given by nurses every day.

According to the nomination letter, Raney, who works in the operating room, went above and beyond for the patient who had to have emergency surgery. “She not only advocated for me while under anesthesia, but she also kept my family up to date on my progress,” wrote the patient.

The patient, who also is a Phoebe Family member, said she knew her care was in the best hands. “I have always been proud to be part of such a loving work family and my experience with surgical, emergency, med-surg and housekeeping departments confirmed what I already knew. It’s an honor and a blessing to be here and to have had the care I was given. Thank you to Raney and Dr. Sheff!” continued the patient.

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.

At a presentation given in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors, the honoree receives a certificate commending her or him for being an "Extraordinary Nurse."  The honoree is also given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.

If you would like to nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award, go to

PHOTO, (L-R): Genie Giles, Director, Surgical Services, Oncology/Hematology, LDRP, Newborn Nursery; Carlyle Walton, CEO, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center; Susan Bruns, VP, Nursing, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center; Raney Law, RN, Operating Room & Daisy Award Winner; and Rebecca Garrett, Nurse Manager, Surgical Services