Awards, Gerber Memorial Hospital

Corewell Health Gerber Hospital Nurse Recognized for Outstanding Care

FREMONT, Mich., Feb. 6, 2023 – Corewell Health’s Spectrum Health Gerber hospital recognized Laura Schoenborn, RN, with a DAISY Award after being nominated by a patient for excellent and compassionate care.

“I came to the emergency room one evening not feeling well,” the nomination read. “The only room that was open in the hospital was on the ICU floor. My first full day there I met Laura, and right off the bat my daughter and I really liked her. She was very caring and compassionate … my daughter was there with me during the days, and Laura would sit and talk with us, and we would all laugh.”

The nomination also described how Schoenborn made this patient and her family feel more at ease, especially while visitor restrictions were in place.

Schoenborn received a special certificate and a “healer’s touch” sculpture that is given to each DAISY Award recipient.

Nurses are nominated for the DAISY Award by patients, families and colleagues, and they are chosen by a committee of nurses at Gerber hospital. Awards are given multiple times a year. The DAISY award program was adopted from The DAISY Award, an international program established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. The Barnes family was deeply appreciative of the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created an award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

Nominations for the DAISY Award are open for nurses who go above and beyond in creating a meaningful experience for patients. The award is given based on nominations from patients, community members and colleagues. Online nominations can be completed at by clicking on the DAISY Award section at the bottom of the page. At Gerber hospital, nomination forms and boxes are also at all nurse stations, in lobbies and in the medical offices. Bee Awards are open to any Corewell Health employee and are named by each DAISY Award winner.

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