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Memorial Announces Ena Jones as April Daisy Winner

Memorial Announces Ena Jones as April Daisy Winner

Ena Jones in nursing scrubs holding award plaque and trophy​​

​Congratulations to Ena Jones, LPN, a team member at Memorial Pulmonary at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital! She was nominated by a coworker for her dedication to her job and the caring, personal care she gives to her patients.

From the Nominator:

I have had the pleasure of working with Ena for the last several years. I want to say how much I enjoy working with her. She has a big heart and loves what she does. I have witnessed her working with patients and she is always polite and goes above and beyond to make them feel special and taken care of. She has even gone to a special needs patient home to help in his personal care when he had some life changes with his caregivers. Ena thinks of her patient's care not only during their office visit but long after they have left the office. It really has been a pleasure to work side by side with her and to know that her patients are being taken care of. As her supervisor, it is great to know how much she enjoys taking care of her patients and that she excels in their care. Ena has been an LPN for 20+ years and continues to thrive in her field. She truly deserves the recognition.


I’ve known Ena for some time but recently had the pleasure of working with her. It’s evident that Ena cares for her patients, but what sets her apart is the deep connection she makes and the ongoing care she provides for them even after she leaves the office. I’ve seen Ena take the time to make sure a disabled patient was getting the attention they needed outside of Pulmonary care. Her job does not end at 5:00 pm. Often times she makes visits and checks in on her patients, whether it be in person or over the phone, she thinks of how better she can serve her patients. If you’ve been lucky enough to have her as your nurse, you’ve been spoiled, and know the care you deserve when visiting Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. 

About DAISY:

In late 1999, at the age of 33, Patrick Barnes awoke with some blood blisters in his mouth. Having survived Hodgkins Disease twice, he was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with the auto-immune disease, ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura).

Said his father, Mark Barnes, "We are so blessed that we were able to spend the eight weeks of his hospitalization with him and his family. During those weeks, we experienced the best of Nursing. We were there to see the clinical skill that dealt with his very complex medical situation, the fast thinking of nurses who saved his life more than once, and that nursing excellence that took years to hone to the best of the profession. But frankly, as a patient family, we rather expected that Pat would have great clinical care. That was why he was in the hospital. What we did not expect was the way his nurses delivered that care - the kindness and compassion they gave Pat and all of us in his family every day. We were awed by the way the nurses touched him and spoke with him, even when he was on a ventilator and totally sedated. The way they informed and educated us eased our minds. They truly helped us through the darkest hours of our lives, with soft voices of hope and strong loving hugs that to this day, we still feel."

Just days after he died, the family began talking about what they would do to help fill the giant hole in their hearts that Pat’s passing had left. His wife came up with the acronym, DAISY, standing for diseases attacking the immune system. As they discussed what to do in Patrick’s memory, first and foremost, they wanted to say Thank You for the gifts nurses give their patients and families every day. That is when the family created The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses.

For more information regarding Ena's nomination, click here.