Mercy Medical Center North Iowa


Recognizing Extraordinary Nurses  - The Daisy Award

Nurses at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa and Mercy Clinics are being honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award recognizes the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. 

Each month, a Mercy – North Iowa or Mercy Clinic nurse will be selected by Mercy – North Iowa’s Patient Care Experience Committee, which is made up of nurses, to receive The DAISY Award. Nurses, R.N.s or L.P.N., who work in direct patient care can be nominated for the award by a patient, their family or a Mercy associate or volunteer.

At a presentation given in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors, the honoree will receive a certificate commending her or him for being an "Extraordinary Nurse."  The honoree also will be given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.

Mercy – North Iowa Award Recipients:

2016 Recipients

2015 Recipients

2014 Recipients

2013 Recipients

2012 Recipients

Nominate a Nurse: Daisy Nomination Form
Print off the form and send to Mercy - North Iowa, 1000 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50401 c/o Tami Horner.

More information about the Daisy Foundation visit:

Sara Deetz, RN with Kim Chamberlin and Tony Marquis

Sara Deetz, RN, is July’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.

Sara is a nurse at 4W. Here is an excerpt of her nomination letter:

“Sara is the most caring, empathetic, helpful, understanding nurse we have ever encountered. She was available any time I/we needed her and would take the time needed to meet my/our needs and beyond. She listened intently, answered my/our questions, met my/our needs and desires, all the while being patient, kind, and understanding. Phenomenal!!! She is kind, caring, and understading while being patient and intent. She brightened the room every time she entered with her bright, caring smile. She always went above and beyond her duties. She is a prime example of nursing. She possesses skills not taught in school. More nurses should take lessons from her! Love her!!! Excellent and professional!!!”