Hornung Recognized for Compassionate Nursing Care with DAISY Award

NEVADA, IOWA – On May 6, during National Nurses Week, Tina Hornung, RN, was honored with the prestigious DAISY Award, an international recognition program that celebrates the exceptional care provided by nurses every day.

 The DAISY Award at Story Medical is presented annually in partnership with Purdue University Global. Previous DAISY Award winners include Trixie Barger, RN; Travis Clark, RN; and Josh Roberts, RN. In nominating her for the award, Tina’s colleagues and patients noted her unwavering dedication and compassionate approach to nursing.

 Reflecting on her journey into healthcare, Tina says, “I initially got into nursing on a whim, but it turned out to be the most fulfilling decision of my life. I love interacting with people and making a positive impact in their lives, even during challenging times.”

 Tina is the Infection Control/Employee Health Nurse at Story Medical, where she plays a pivotal role in maintaining patient safety and staff well-being. Her passion for patient-centered care aligns with Story Medical’s mission to deliver the Best Experience Every Time with an emphasis on treating patients holistically, focusing on both physical and emotional well-being.

 “What I love most about Story Medical is the sense of community and teamwork,” Tina says. “Everyone here is dedicated to making a difference for our patients and our community. It truly feels like being part of a welcoming and impactful team.”

 "Congratulations to Tina on receiving this well-deserved honor," says MaryJane Hunt, Vice President of Patient Care at Story Medical.  "We are proud to have such dedicated professionals like Tina who embody the spirit of compassionate care."

 In addition to the DAISY Award, Story Medical offered recognition to several nurses and other care providers for exceptional service at the ceremony. Those honored included:

  •  Outstanding Leader: Mandy Schiefert, RN
  • Partner of Nursing: Jerrod McCormick, CRT
  • Nurse Proud (Strength): Christina Goodlaxson, RN
  • Nurse Proud (Excellence): Andrew Lucchesi, RN
  • Nurse Proud (Compassion): Trixie Barger, RN
  • Nurse Proud (Teamwork): Ann Squier, RN

"It is important for us to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contributions of our care providers," says MaryJane Hunt, Vice President of Patient Care at Story Medical. "Recognizing exceptional caregivers not only highlights their dedication but also inspires a culture of excellence throughout our medical center. Each caregiver honored exemplifies the core values of compassionate, patient-centered care that Story Medical strives to uphold. Congratulations to all the recipients of this well-deserved recognition."