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Memorial Medical Center Nurse Honored with DAISY Award


Shannon Bishop received the DAISY Award for Nursing Excellence at Memorial Medical Center.

Known for her calm compassion, Bishop was nominated by a patient at Memorial Medical Center to receive the award, hospital officials said. In the nomination form, the patient wrote, “Sometimes, it really is the little things that mean the most -- when my nausea was getting the best of me, Shannon got me more crackers and ginger ale to help me through it. I know many would say that's her job, but it was the wonderful care that came with it that really stood out. She saw I needed something and took care of it without me having to ask.”

Bishop is a registered nurse on the main surgery unit at Memorial Medical Center. She has worked at the nonprofit hospital for about 20 years and completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2019.

Bishop was recognized in front of her co-workers and hospital leaders. She received a certificate and a hand-carved sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch.”

The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 from complications of an autoimmune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses during his illness inspired this way of thanking nurses for making a difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Any nurse at Memorial Medical Center may be nominated for the award. Nomination forms are available throughout the hospital or online at