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Extraordinary Nurse Recognized at CHI Oakes Hospital

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Published on December 18, 2023

Shelby Moe

Registered Nurse at CHI Oakes Hospital was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

The nomination submitted read: When you are 91, have macular degeneration, mobility and hearing struggles, a hospital stay after a fall at home can be a frightening and overwhelming ordeal. All of the CHI Oakes Hospital staff were excellent, but one “angel on earth” stood out in the eyes of my family, and most especially, in the eyes of my mom. Shelby was not only a good nurse, efficient, knowledgeable, and professional, she went above and beyond to meet Mom’s individual, specific needs. Shelby spoke cheerfully and encouragingly to Mom, slowly and distinctively, so she could understand. She was patient beyond measure. She took the extra time to become Mom’s friend. There was even some banter about adopting her into the family! For example, when Shelby tucked Mom in at night, she picked up on the way

Mom likes the blanket just so over her ear like a “cap”. Soon the word spread and all the staff were doing the same, 🙂 Nurses like Shelby are rare gems. Their love, compassion and above-and-beyond care make the world a brighter, more beautiful place.

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.

There were 13 nominations for 9 nurses submitted for the CHI Oakes Hospital DAISY Award program over the last year.  The other nominees were: Abigail Andersen, Cheryl Anderson, Jessica Greenmyer, Sarah Haggood, Jessa Hernandez Waite, Katie Maley, Kristin Marthaller, and Shemayne Maynard.  The CHI Oakes Hospital Patient and Family Advocacy Council does a blind nomination vote to choose the winner each year.

“I am proud of all the nominees. I greatly value their dedication and compassion towards the patients and their families,” says Jenni Peterson, Chief Nursing Officer at CHI Oakes Hospital. “I am incredibly touched by the impact this year’s honoree, Shelby Moe, had on a patient and their family. Shelby demonstrates kindness, compassion, and dedication with every patient and family interaction. Shelby is also trusted and respected by her peers. Recognizing exemplary care deepens a nurse’s commitment to their patients and renews their loyalty to the profession. The DAISY Award program allows well-deserving nurses to be honored for their very important and meaningful work.”

For more information on our DAISY Award program, or to nominate a nurse from CHI Oakes Hospital or Clinic who you feel deserves the award next year, please visit or email Alison Peterson at Paper nomination forms can also be found at the hospital and clinic.

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Oakes, North Dakota 58474
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