Michael Kuria ’07, a nurse at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, recently received The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Kuria is the first Methodist Hospital nurse who has received this national award.
Kuria was nominated for the award after he cared for a patient from Africa who could not speak English. Kuria, who speaks Swahili, stayed with the patient and offered him comfort and care until a translator arrived. Gordon Burton, a chaplain at the hospital, said “I count it a privilege to work with Michael Kuria,” further adding that Kuria demonstrates “the best of what we are at Methodist Hospital.”
About The DAISY Award:
The DAISY Award was created in 2006 by the DAISY Foundation to recognize nurses who demonstrate compassionate, patient-centered care. It is awarded each month to outstanding nurses in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country. Award recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families.
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation was established in 2000 by the family members of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 from complications associated with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).