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: 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:

Brandi Swenson, RN with Kim Chamberlin and Nancy Mielke

Brandi Swenson, RN, is May’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.

Brandi is a nurse at 6W. Here is an excerpt of her nomination letter:

“Brandi had a confused patient who was just told a terminal diagnosis; he was on a visual monitor for impulsive tendencies and would forget where he was; ie going to the bathroom or the kitchen in his trailer. Brandi took excellent care of the patient to keep him safe. She found out he liked country music and located a radio for him to listen to. She noticed he would set off the alarms during commercials, so the next night she worked, she stopped and bought a Johnny Cash tape. The patient was able to listen to music and did not put himself in a safety risk for falling.