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Sparrow Carson nurse receives DAISY award

Sparrow Carson
Posted at 5:40 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 07:20:37-04

CARSON CITY, Mich. — Nursing Supervisor Karmen Bussell, RN, BSN, has been recognized as Sparrow Carson Hospital’s DAISY Award winner.

Bussell was nominated by a family member of a patient she cared for, citing her compassion and dedication, noting, “Karmen was our patient angel/advocate from day one.”

“I can say from the moment she wheeled Dad up to the floor… to his last few minutes of making him comfortable to peacefully pass into heaven with our Lord, our angel nurse Karmen was there! Her unwavering advocacy and care was more than comforting to us as family – it was our saving grace!”

Bussell has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare – from bedside nursing to mental health to nursing supervision, and as a Director of Nursing for the State of Michigan.

Sparrow Carson Hospital congratulates Bussell for representing the extraordinary qualities that help our hospital provide quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia (ITP) at age 33. DAISY is an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his Nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. The Foundation was created in Pat’s memory to recognize extraordinary Nurses for the enormous difference they make in the lives of their Patients every day.

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