Clarke County Hospital Announces 2023 Daisy Award Winner

DAISY Award recognitions honor the super-human care nurses provide patients and families every day, wherever they practice, in whatever role they serve. This award was created in 1999, giving patients, families and co-workers an opportunity to express their gratitude for nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate care.  

The 2023 CCH Daisy Award was presented to Kira Preston, BSN, on May 11, 2023. Kira was nominated by a patient’s relative for going above and beyond and for being an extraordinary and compassionate nurse.


Please enjoy her nomination story below: 


"I would like to recognize and nominate Kira in the ER department for going above and beyond her duties as a nurse during my boyfriend's recent stay at Clarke County. My boyfriend was involved in a semi-truck rollover accident, and his cell phone was crushed in the process. He couldn't remember my cell number but told Kira I worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Pharmacy Department. Kira obviously went above and beyond to contact a huge medical center and track me down. I don't work in the hospital nor do I work in the Pharmacy Department. I actually work on the University side in a huge academic medical center in the College of Pharmacy. Her actions made her patient feel more at ease, and she was amazing in relaying all the information to me and letting me speak to my boyfriend. Please tell her "thank you" and let her know we are both grateful for her outstanding customer service and caring attitude!"


Kira works in the Emergency Room at Clarke County Hospital. She has worked in several departments since beginning her career at CCH in 2008.

CCH would like to congratulate Kira and thank her for the inspiration she provides us all!