Lisa Buland, RN, is August’s recipient for Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa’s DAISY Award
for Extraordinary Nurses. Each month a nurse from Mercy– North Iowa is honored with The
DAISY Award, which recognizes the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
Lisa Buland is a nurse in Mercy’s Medical Unit (4E). A physician, Christopher Rajkumar, M.D., nominated her for the award:
“During a night shift, the Internal Medicine Hospital Service was quite busy. Lisa was the charge nurse on 4 East. We did have a number of patients … however there was one particular patient that had been admitted under hospice care … Lisa’s empathy and willingness in assisting with patient care and comforting the family was appreciated. It was a stressful night for me with other admissions, but Lisa’s positive attitude and kindness gave peace of heart so that I as able to be calm as well.”