Northwest Health Names Recipients of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing

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Published on March 31, 2021 with No Comments

From L to R: Laura White, Nursing Assistant, Dan Dutz, RN and Melissa Parker, RN

On March 11, Northwest Health announced recipients of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing. Three team members from the Emergency Department at Northwest Health – Porter were selected: Dana Dutz, RN, Melissa Parker, RN and Laura (Lulu) White, Nursing Assistant.

They were nominated by a fellow emergency department nurse, Elizabeth (Libby) Lavendusky who praised the compassionate care they showed to the wife of a seriously ill COVID-19 patient.  Lavendusky shared the outstanding care she witnessed and how it demonstrated the way these nurses go out of their way to treat patients and visitors as family.

The DAISY Award was established to celebrate the extraordinary compassion nurses provide their patients and families every day.  Nurses may be nominated by employees, patients, and hospital visitors.

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Northwest Health is a comprehensive healthcare system committed to providing communities in Northwest Indiana with high-quality, accessible healthcare—from highly specialized care and surgical services to more routine primary care. The system of more than 60 access points includes three hospitals, five emergency departments, urgent care centers, outpatient surgery centers, an ambulance service, and physician offices. A team of more than 3,000 employees work together with the more than 700 physicians on its medical staffs.  Northwest Health – Porter is owned in part by physicians. For more information, visit



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