Gretchen Ward, surgical services RN, was recently selected as Spring View Hospital’s latest DAISY Award winner. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The Foundation was formed in January of 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The DAISY Foundation honors nurses across the country for their outstanding contributions to patient care. Pictured with Ward are Kathy Ferriell, CNO and Jerry Effner, director of surgical services.