Awards and Achievements

Faith Wegener, Methodist Women's Hospital NICU staff honored with DAISY Awards

Published: Feb. 14, 2024
Faith Wegener

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses honors caregivers for their extraordinary skill and compassion. Over 5,400 organizations worldwide work with The DAISY Foundation to recognize deserving nurses. Learn more about The DAISY Award here.

Congratulations to Faith Wegener, RN, and the hospital’s NICU team for being honored with DAISY Awards. The awards stemmed from a patient’s experience during the birth of triplet boys at 30 weeks, their resulting 56-day NICU stay and the painful loss of one of the boys.

Wegener, a registered nurse in High-Risk OB at Methodist Women’s Hospital, received an individual DAISY Award for her care of the mother and her husband. The NICU staff received The DAISY Team Award for its combined care of the family. In her nomination, the mother specifically praised:

  • Brooke Harsin, BSN, RN 
  • Jill Herring, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC
  • Maci Jacque, BSN, RN
  • Lexy Ryan, BSN, RN, a Nebraska Methodist College graduate
  • Former Methodist nurse Raechel Meisinger, RN

From the nomination: “Faith, Raechel, Alexis, Jill, Maci and Brooke are people who will always be close to my heart. The NICU experience we had was the hardest thing have ever encountered. Those nurses were there on the highest of high days and the lowest of low days and everything in between. Every time our boys had one of them, it was like a weight was lifted off my chest knowing that they were with someone who loved them, cared for them and knew them as much as we did. I could never thank them enough for everything they did for my family. They were meant for their job. They deserve all the praise and respect in the world for what they do each day. My family and I are forever grateful.”

Do you know a nurse who is deserving of The DAISY Award? Nominations can be submitted by patients, family members, colleagues or “anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a nurse.” To nominate a Methodist nurse for The DAISY Award, click here.