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DAISY Winners - India Alford, RN & Sherichia Hardy, RN

We are pleased to announce this month’s UAB Medicine DAISY Award, recognizing the extraordinary care and compassion that nurses provide for patients and families every day. Submissions and stories are reviewed each month, and then the winner is surprised at a special ceremony. Click here to nominate a UAB Medicine nurse for the DAISY Award.


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Congratulations to this month's winners: India Alford, RN & Sherichia Hardy, RN! What makes India and Sherichia DAISY winners?

"During an active EF-3 tornado in Fultondale, AL on the night of January 25, with winds up to 150 mph, a 100-year-old oak tree dealt a devastating blow to a home and pinned a patient underneath as he was trying to get his wife and three children to the basement. UAB Medicine nursing leaders, India Alford and Sherichia Hardy, were a part of the UAB SWIFT Team that assisted doctors for an in-the-field amputation to save the patient’s life.

Sherichia and India shared what a blessing it was and how fortunate they felt to be a part of a team that gave the patient and his family a second chance. This is a great example of what we do and who we are as nurses at UAB. We don’t run away – we are always running forward. These two nurses exemplify the insatiable need that nurses have to care for others and for that we are all more blessed they are part of our larger nursing family."

Read more about the heroic efforts by India, Sherichia, and the UAB SWIFT Team on January 25, 2021.