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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Nurse Honored with DAISY Award


Lavin, of Taylorville, was nominated by a patient to receive a DAISY Award, hospital officials said.

In the nomination form, the patient wrote, Lavin “was professional and took time to explain everything that was going on during my visit. He explained why tests were being done and the medications he was administering. His demeanor was calm and relaxed. I cannot say thank you enough for the great care he provided.”

Lavin has worked at Taylorville Memorial Hospital since 2018.

The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of an autoimmune disease. They were inspired to create the DAISY Award because of the care nurses provided to Barnes and his family during his illness.