Emergency Center, Smyrna Nurse Sheri Carrow

Bayhealth Emergency Center, Smyrna Nurse Honored with DAISY Award

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 |
Nominated for going the extra mile with a coworker’s sibling, Bayhealth Emergency Center, Smyrna Nurse Sheri Carrow is the latest recipient of the celebrated DAISY Award. The DAISY Award is given by the DAISY Foundation, which was formed in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. The Barnes family wanted to recognize the nurses who cared for Patrick and all the other “unsung heroes” of the nursing profession.

Working as a registrar at Bayhealth Emergency Center, Smyrna, Samantha Witt sees how well Carrow works with patients. Regardless of how busy the emergency room is, Carrow greets each family with a smile and goes to great lengths to give patients advice when needed. Therefore, it wasn’t a surprise when Carrow took extra special care for Witt’s brother when he was ill. “She made him smile when he was in tears,” Witt said in the nomination. “She gave him stickers galore because it was the only thing that would keep him calm. She talked him through his IV and his breathing treatment. She is a blessing to have at the Smyrna Emergency Department.”

In her 32 years as a nurse, Carrow has worked in several specialties within nursing, including home health and med-surg before becoming a per diem emergency room nurse two years ago. It’s a role that she thrives within. “I see people when they’re at their most vulnerable. I find joy in helping them through this time and being an encouraging support for them,” Carrow said.

DAISY Award honorees are chosen by nurses, administrators, peers, physicians, volunteers, patients, and family. If you know a Bayhealth nurse who deserves to be nominated, visit Bayhealth.org/Daisy and fill out the nomination form.