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ST. LOUIS, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UnitedHealthcare and The DAISY Foundation presented the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis. This unique recognition program is part of many hospitals’ recruitment and retention programs, helping to offset the acute shortage of nurses nationwide. Each month, nurses are selected by their nursing administration and peers to receive The DAISY Award, established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes died in 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. The honorees receive a certificate commending her/him for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” Trevor Wolf, a pediatric cancer nurse, was surprised at today’s ceremony. He was nominated for the award after shaving his head to ease the worries of a young cancer patient, who had to do the same.

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Tena Barnes-Carraher, co-founder of The DAISY Foundation
Steve Walli, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Missouri
Trevor Wolf, RN, July DAISY Award winner
Jeannie Mollohan, Executive Director Nursing, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center
Sherlyn Hailstone, President, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center

Photo 2 (L-R)

Tena Barnes-Carraher, co-founder of The DAISY Foundation
Steve Walli, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Missouri
Trevor Wolf, RN, July DAISY Award winner

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(Left to Right): Tena Barnes-Carraher, co-founder, The DAISY Foundation; Steve Walli, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Missouri; Trevor Wolf, RN, July DAISY Award winner (Photo: UnitedHealthcare)
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(Left to Right): Tena Barnes-Carraher, co-founder, The DAISY Foundation; Steve Walli, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Missouri; Trevor Wolf, RN, July DAISY Award winner; Jeannie Mollohan, Executive Director, Nursing and Sherlyn Hailstone, President, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center (Photo: UnitedHealthcare)