Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors outstanding nurse with first DAISY Award

DAISY Award Recipient, Keisha Guzman, RN, with her family and the DAISY Award Committee.

Keisha Guzman, RN, is Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s first DAISY Award winner, a national honor that recognizes the contributions of extraordinary nurses.

Guzman was chosen for her efforts to ensure that a stroke patient was transported safely and settled into his home following his discharge from the hospital.

When the patient’s spouse expressed concern about the difficulty of getting her husband home, Guzman made a decision to help.

At the end of her work shift, with her two children in the car, she followed the couple to their house and provided assistance. Guzman even went to the pharmacy to have the patient’s prescriptions filled so the wife could stay with her husband.

“Keisha’s sense of responsibility for her patient’s safety extended far beyond the hospital’s walls,” said Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

In honor of her DAISY Award selection, Guzman received a certification of appreciation, a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful sculpture titled “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe

The DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 from an auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses inspired this unique award as a way of thanking nurses

To nominate a nurse at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for the DAISY Award, please visit

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