Lake Huron Medical Center congratulates Daisy Award Recipient Cory Messing, RN. The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses is recognized in 2,800 healthcare facilities in the United States and 17 different countries. Cory works as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department and was nominated by peers for his caring attitude and his attention to patient care. He is known for his positive attitude and for going above and beyond to help patients be as comfortable as possible. He takes time to get to know his patients to provide the best possible care. Beyond his remarkable clinical skills, Cory is known for his professionalism, being well organized and communicating thoroughly when transferring patients out of the Emergency Department. He is always willing to take a moment to help co-workers and is a leader in the department. “Cory cultivates an environment which allows Lake Huron Medical Center to provide exceptional care, and is the kind of nurse who inspires you to give your best every day,” comments Pat Roberts, RN, MS, Chief Nursing Officer, Lake Huron Medical Center. “The DAISY award is the perfect way to recognize our nurses because it reflects a nursing mindset which fosters care, trust, and compassion with his patients and peers.” The Daisy Award was created 1999 by members of the family of Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease ITP. The Barnes’ wanted to do something special to honor their son and came up with the name DAISY-an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. What continually resonated for them was the extraordinary care, kindness and compassion Patrick and the family received from his nurses during his illness.