Shelia Staggs, RN and Certified Case Manager is the first recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Roane Medical Center. Shelia was nominated by the family member of a patient who was battling a progressive disease and near the end of their life. The patient’s family made the trip from out of town to develop a plan of care for their loved one with Sheila’s help. Shelia kept in close contact providing extensive research and coordination to help ease the families’ decisions for medical treatment options.
The patient’s family expressed sincere gratitude to Shelia and staff for going above and beyond to see that their family member passed on with dignity in a place where she was not only surrounded by her loving family but also diligent, compassionate, kindhearted and empathetic staff.