Memorial Medical Center honored seven registered nurses and one patient care technician with excellence awards during a recent Nurses Week celebration.

Members of the 3C Intensive Care Unit were conferred the 2021 Daisy Team Award for their exceptional resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Daisy Team Award recognized not only the unit’s nurses but also its patient care technicians, secretaries and physicians, all of whom “dealt with evolving infection control guidelines, ever-changing treatment protocols and immense pressure to deliver the highest standards of care to our very ill patients with COVID-19,” said Marsha Prater, senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Memorial.

The eight individual nursing awards recognized nursing team members for exceeding criteria established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to achieve Magnet recognition. The Magnet designation is the highest honor a healthcare organization can attain for nursing excellence.