SPRINGFIELD – Jordan Hepburn received the DAISY Award for Nursing Excellence at Springfield Memorial Hospital.
Known for her expertise and compassion, Hepburn, of Springfield, was nominated by several patients to receive the award, hospital officials said.
In the nomination form, one patient said Hepburn “makes me feel truly cared about. She came to visit when she wasn’t even my nurse. Just stopped by to share a smile and her great sense of humor!” Another patient called Hepburn “an extreme blessing,” who is, at the same time, “detail-oriented and methodical about wound care.”
A registered nurse in the rehabilitation department at Springfield Memorial Hospital, Hepburn has worked at the nonprofit hospital for one year.
Outside of work, Hepburn enjoys traveling with friends, hiking and reading.
The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 from complications of an autoimmune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses during his illness inspired them to create the DAISY Award.