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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors outstanding nurse with DAISY Award

Sugar Land, TX - 12/12/2013

Suresh Thampi, RN, is Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s DAISY Award winner, a national honor that recognizes the contributions of extraordinary nurses.

Suresh, house supervisor, was chosen because he always offers the highest level of compassion and support to fellow nurses. He is known for his cheerfulness and great attitude, even during high stress situations. He is honest and ethical in everything he does, and he is an inspiration to other nurses in the hospital for his strong devotion to work and the Houston Methodist I CARE values.

DAISY Award recipient, Suresh Thampi, RN, with wife and the DAISY Award committee.DAISY Award recipient, Suresh Thampi, RN, with wife and the DAISY Award committee.

Recently, a patient came to us from another emergency room for surgical intervention and Suresh personally took the patient to the post anesthesia care unit and helped him get ready for surgery. He consistently demonstrates this level of exceptional care and that makes him such an asset to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.

“Suresh embodies the values we strive for,” said Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “He is a constant example of a nurse who is truly passionate about being a nurse and helping others.” In honor of his DAISY Award selection, Suresh received a certificate of appreciation, a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful sculpture titled “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s committee selects a DAISY Award winner each quarter.

The DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 from an auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses inspired this unique award as a way of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. Today, more than 1,300 hospitals across the U.S. participate in the program.

“We are proud to be among the hospitals participating in the DAISY Award program,” said Leatherwood. “Nurses like Suresh are everyday heroes who demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise and compassionate care, and we are excited to be able to recognize him – and our future winners – as outstanding role models for the nursing profession.”

To learn more about Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, please visit houstonmethodist.org/sugarland, and visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/methodistsugarland to congratulate Suresh on his award.