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DAISY Award Winner at Sparrow Carson Hospital Embodies Loving Kindness of an Extraordinary Nurse

Michigan Business Network
August 29, 2019 1:00 PM

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CARSON CITY, MI – Infusion and Chemotherapy Center Nurse Kelly Husted, RN, has been recognized as Sparrow Carson Hospital’s second DAISY Award winner of 2019 for extraordinary Nursing care.

Kelly was nominated by two Patients for the wonderful care she’s provided to them. One Patient who receives treatment every eight weeks says Kelly always makes her comfortable and is attentive to her.

Kelly Husted RN DAISY Award Winner

"She truly is a God-sent angel,” the Patient said. “I will have to have these treatments for the rest of my life and I'm glad to come here. Thank you from bottom of our hearts for the care you give to your Patients. It does not go unnoticed."

Another Patient wrote how Kelly cared for him as he suffered an allergic reaction.

Kelly has been a Nurse at Sparrow Carson since 1995. She spent 18 years in the Obstetrics Department and five in the Infusion and Chemotherapy Center. Outside the hospital, she enjoys time at the cabin she shares with her husband and their two kids, two grandkids, and three German Shepherds.

Sparrow Carson Hospital would like to congratulate Kelly for representing the extraordinary qualities that help our hospital provide quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia (ITP) at age 33. DAISY is an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his Nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. The Foundation was created in Pat’s memory to recognize extraordinary Nurses for the enormous difference they make in the lives of their Patients every day.

for health. for care. for life.                                                                           

Photo caption: Kelly Husted, RN, is Sparrow Carson Hospital’s second DAISY Award winner of 2019. Kelly received two nominations from Patients for the wonderful care she’s provided to them.


Sparrow Carson Hospital is a subsidiary of Sparrow Health System, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network. As mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization, Sparrow includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org.

Sparrow - for health. for care. for life.

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