Local nurse given Lady of the Sea DAISY Award

Lady of the Sea General Hospital announced Brandon Barrilleaux, RN, BSN, as its latest DAISY Award Recipient for Extraordinary Nurses.

Barrilleaux is a member of the hospital’s Medical-Surgical Unit.

The hospital published his nomination note from a patient. In it, the patient said Barrilleaux was an exceptional leader who was kind and caring to patients and staff.

“The respect and dignity Brandon gives to his patients and their families is inspiring,” the nominating letter said. “Brandon is the definition of what a nurse strives to be. He cares not only for his patient and kindness and compassion but also cares for their family members as well. My daughter did not want to leave me in the hospital. She stayed and helped me take care of me during my illness. Brandon would always ask if she needed anything.”

Lady of the Sea General Hospital is one of many hospitals in the area to hand out DAISY Awards to nurses. The DAISY Award goes to nurses who give extraordinary care and compassion to patients.