Oncology nurse honored with DAISY Award for outstanding care

Published: March 29, 2023

LANSING, MI – An E.W. Sparrow Hospital Oncology nurse has been recognized with the DAISY Award for her compassion and outstanding contributions to cancer care.

Staci Mason, BSN, RN-BC, who works on the hospital’s Medical Oncology Unit, consistently goes the extra mile to impact the lives of those with cancer and their families. Whether it’s working proactively to ensure patients receive timely treatment, or contacting colleagues on her day off to check  on patients, Mason does what it takes to care for and advocate for her patients, every time.

“I attempt to show up for my patients and care for them as I would want my loved ones to be cared for every day,” she said.  “As my Oncology patients have reoccurring admissions, they become part of our family and we become theirs.”

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Sparrow DAISY Leader Award winner Staci Mason (middle) poses with her award, flanked by her family, fellow caregivers, and a Sparrow cancer patient.

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Nurse Staci Mason of Sparrow’s Medical Oncology unit displays her DAISY Award.

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary, compassionate, and skillful care given by nurses every day.

“Staci is an amazing nurse and so deserving of this award,” said Medical Oncology Unit Manager  Amanda Bates. “Anyone in her care is in guaranteed to be well taken care of.”

Mason received a certificate of recognition, a DAISY pin to wear at work, and beautiful serpentine stone sculpture carved by the artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. The special “Healer’s Touch” sculpture, designed for leaders, depicts the relationship nursing managers have with their caregivers and embraces the relationship nurses have with their patients.

Nurses and nursing leaders are nominated for the award throughout the year by patients and patients’ families.

To learn more about the DAISY Award, go to Sparrow.org/DAISY.


Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org.