Mercy Medical Center North Iowa

September 2012 Daisy Award Recipient

Kris Ethington, R.N., was September’s recipient for Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Ethington, who lives in Mason City, began her career at Mercy – North Iowa 33 years ago and is a nurse on the Surgical/Oncology Unit, (4 West.) A colleague nominated her for the award.

An excerpt from the nomination read:

“There was a patient with autism and who was non-verbal throughout the day Kris kept getting him new light and sound toys to play with and also took time to play them with him. She also read to him. Kris even brought him to the nurse’s station to have some interaction … Kris treat’s all her patients this way.”


Kris Ethington, R.N. received Mercy - North Iowa's DAISY Award in September.