February 23, 2024

Extraordinary Nurse Recognized at Glenwood Regional Medical Center

February 21, 2024 (West Monroe, Louisiana) – Glenwood Regional Medical Center is honored to announce Kennan Wesley, RN, with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. This award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Glenwood is proud to participate in the DAISY Award program, as it underscores our commitment to acknowledging and honoring the exceptional contributions of our dedicated nurses. By actively engaging in this prestigious initiative, we aim to celebrate their unwavering compassion, professionalism, and exemplary patient care, fostering a culture of appreciation and excellence within our hospital. In addition to awarding Kennan with the DAISY Award, we would also like to recognize all the nurses who were nominated for the award during the past quarter, they are as follows: Jeannine Andrews, RN, Tim Beavers, RN, Monique Clay, RN, Breanna Duckett, RN, Pat Handy, RN, David McSwain, RN, Tripp Martin, RN, Molly Stokes, RN, and Mackenzie Swain, RN. Glenwood thanks each of you for your exceptional care to our patients.

An anonymous nomination was submitted on the exceptional care that Kennan provided. The patient’s daughter writes: “She cared for my 95-year-old father for the past two days. He is legally blind and hard of hearing, but she went out of her way to communicate with him in a way that he could understand.  I have never met a nurse as thoughtful and compassionate as she was with him. She helped us navigate a difficult situation.”

Angie Bagwell, RN, Director of Med Surg, at Glenwood echoed the nomination and says this about the care Kennan routinely gives to her patients “Kennan is a valued member of our Med Surg team here at Glenwood. It takes a strong nurse to work this unit, and Kennan is just that. Her work ethic is highly valued, and her critical-thinking skills cannot be taught. She is proactive in her patient care, initiating interventions within her scope. She thinks outside the box and can see the whole picture.  Congratulations, Kennan, for being recognized for providing excellent care to our patients.”

Jon Turton, Interim President of Glenwood Regional Medical Center says “The DAISY Award is a beacon of recognition, honoring our nurses for their extraordinary compassion and exceptional care. This prestigious accolade not only celebrates individual achievements but also underscores our commitment to fostering a culture of excellence and patient-centered care. Sharing these accomplishments with our community highlights the dedication and expertise of our nursing team, reinforcing our hospital’s unwavering commitment to delivering outstanding health care right here at Glenwood.”

Upon receiving the award, Kennan says, “Wow! I am excited and honored! It is times like this that remind me why I choose the medical field as my career as a young child. To know I make a difference is heartwarming. There have been so many times that I question and pray if the medical field is still right for me, and God continues to show me that I am right where I am meant to be.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. 

Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, CEO, and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation said, "When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do.  The kind of work the nurses at Glenwood are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

Nominations for the DAISY award is encouraged year-round, and winners are chosen by a committee.  Patients, families, and colleagues are all encouraged to nominate nurses who exemplify compassionate care beyond their call of service.  To nominate a nurse for a DAISY Award, visit To learn more about the DAISY Foundation, visit .


About Glenwood Regional Medical Center

Glenwood Regional Medical Center is a 278-bed, state-of-the-art hospital located in West Monroe, Louisiana. Glenwood remains committed to providing its patients and their physicians with access to the most advanced medical breakthroughs and innovations in heart and vascular care. Our comprehensive healthcare services include emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, and care for a broad range of medical conditions. Equipped with the most advanced medical technology and staffed by a team of highly skilled healthcare professionals, Glenwood is committed to providing high-quality care in a friendly hospital environment.


About Steward Health Care

Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness.  One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability. 

As the country’s largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients.  Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered – creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,600 providers and 30,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates more than 30 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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