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DAISY Nurse Leader Award Winners - Hospital

LeAnn Harcharik is presented with DAISY Nurse Leader Award
Patrice Donald, left, magnet program manager in the Office of Nursing Quality and Development; LeAnn Harcharik, center, 4 Wiser nurse manager and DAISY Nurse Leader Award winner; and Terri Gillespie, chief nursing executive and clinical services officer for the UMMC Health System

LeAnn Harcharik

4 Wiser
DAISY Award Winner November, 2019

Medical Center nursing leaders describe LeAnn Harcharik as firm but fair, and as a veteran nurse who motivates her staff to have the good qualities she herself exemplifies.

Harcharik, nurse manager on 4 Wiser whose 19-year career has been spent at UMMC, on Nov. 1 became the first person to receive UMMC’s DAISY Nurse Leader Award, a highlight of the Medical Center’s celebration of its 10th year of awarding DAISY recognition to exemplary nurses and the national DAISY program’s 20th anniversary.

Until this year, only a handful of UMMC unit nurses or nursing teams each year received a DAISY, which stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Going forward, one DAISY Nurse Leader Award will be presented annually so that nurses who make a difference in a leadership role can also be recognized, said Patrice Donald, magnet program manager in the Office of Nursing Quality and Development.