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Memorial Announces Liliana Landaverde as October Daisy Winner

Memorial Announces Liliana Landaverde as October Daisy Winner

​Congratulations to Liliana Landaverde, BSN, RN and a team member in the Pediatric ICU at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital! She was nominated by a patient's family member for the exemplary care she provided to her tiny patient.

From the Nominator:

She did everything she could to make us know it was going to be okay and in our darkest moments, Miss Lili was our ray of sunshine.


Lil is very sweet, kind, and patient. She made my daughter feel safe and went above and beyond for her. She is totally an awesome nurse and we loved having her there for us.


Lili is extremely organized when providing care to her patients and always has positive feedback from patients and families. I recently worked on the floor and was very impressed with her organization and energy. When there was a room to be set up or a task on the floor whenever I asked if someone needed to do it, Lili was on top of it and had already done it. She is always willing to help her coworkers, and she remains calm and professional throughout her shift. Lili has received at least 8 DAISY nominations in the past year or so, and she deserves every one of them.

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 Liliana's nomination, click here.