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2019 DAISY Award Winner: Erica Griffiths, RN, CMSRN

Published on May 24, 2019

Erica Griffiths, RN, CMSRN received The Daisy Award in 2019 at Munson Medical Center

Former B3S nurse Erica Griffiths, RN, CMSRN, made Mother’s Day 2019 something special for patient Mary Ellen Beasley.

Beasley had been in the hospital for a couple of days already and was facing a surgical procedure without her family at her side. Her overall nursing care had been great, but she said one nurse stood out to her – Griffiths. She came into her room with a smile and a message as she was taken to surgery: “We will be you family today.” When she returned, Beasley found her patient board had a special message: “Welcome back! Happy Mother’s Day. We love you! You’ve got this!”

The Manistee-area patient said the words meant more than Griffiths could know with her family unable to be with her that day. “This is one of the most touching things and it made me cry,” she said. “I definitely gained another family that day. This nurse will forever be my sister.”

Griffiths, who now works at Foster Family Health Care Center in the Pain Procedures Clinic, said the award reinforces her decision years ago to become a nurse.

“I’m very honored. I want to take care of people,” she said. “People trust me to take of them in their darkest times. I don’t take that lightly.”