Sparrow Clinton Hospital nurse receives DAISY Award

Published: March 20, 2023

ST. JOHNS, MI – A Sparrow Clinton Hospital nurse was recently honored with the DAISY Award for compassionate care and dedication to helping patients. 

Med/Surg nurse Cory Mygrants, BSN, RN, was named a DAISY honoree based on a letter from a patient’s family member, recognizing his extraordinary bedside manner and identifying him as “Supernurse.” According to the letter, Mygrants patiently devoted time to the patient and even helped the patient shave while in the hospital.

“I give it my all when it comes to caring for patients so it’s rewarding to be recognized and know the care I provide makes a difference,” Mygrants said. “It’s the little things we do for our patients that make the greatest impact.”  

Cory Mygrants group Clinton DAISY Award March 2023

Celebrating Sparrow Clinton Nurse Cory Mygrants’ DAISY Award are (from left) Adriann Sanders, Nursing Manager for Sparrow Clinton’s Medical-Surgical and Critical Care Department; Mygrants; Sparrow Clinton Chief Nursing Officer Mariah Hesse; and Kristina McCarty, the hospital’s interim President.

Cory Mygrants Clinton DAISY Award March 2023

Sparrow Clinton Nurse Cory Mygrants receiving his DAISY Award from Adriann Sanders, Nursing Manager for Sparrow Clinton’s Medical-Surgical and Critical Care Department.

Since becoming a Sparrow Clinton caregiver in 2021, Mygrants has been nominated for the prestigious award twice. 

“Cory is well deserving of the DAISY award. He exemplifies kindness, respectfulness, and compassionate care for his patients that shines brightly in his interactions with his patients and their families,” said Sparrow Clinton Chief Nursing Officer Mariah Hesse, BSN, RN, CENP. “This is the care that Sparrow Clinton Hospital strives to uphold with every patient, every time.”

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary, compassionate, and skillful care given by nurses every day. Nurses are nominated by their patients and patients’ families. Mygrants was presented with a certificate of recognition, a DAISY pin, and a hand-carved sculpture entitled The Healer’s Touch. 

Sparrow Clinton honors two nurses each year as DAISY Award honorees. In addition, a DAISY Team Award is presented as recognition is merited. To nominate an exceptional nurse or nursing team, please complete and return a form from one of The DAISY Foundation displays in the hospital.


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