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Celebrating Excellence in Care: Honoring John Little with a DAISY Award



At Columbine Health, we take pride in our commitment to delivering high-quality, individualized, and compassionate care to all our patients. On April 24th, one of our exceptional nurses, John Little, whose dedication to his patients embodies the core values we hold dear, received heartfelt recognition as a DAISY award recipient. Cathy Franecki's words beautifully encapsulate the sentiments shared by many as she expressed her gratitude for John's extraordinary care. We are deeply touched by the trust placed in us by the nominating family and humbled by their acknowledgment of the exceptional service John provided. Congratulations, John, on this well-deserved recognition!


John's response reflects the humility and passion that define his approach to nursing. His acknowledgment of being considered for such an honor and his gratitude for being selected as an honoree underscore the deep sense of purpose that drives him in his work. For John, this award is not just a testament to his dedication; it is a testament to the transformative power of passion and perseverance in achieving excellence.



The nomination letter shared by a grateful family paints a vivid picture of the profound impact John had on their lives during their time at the Lemay Avenue Rehab facility. From the moment John stepped into their lives, his exceptional care and attention to detail shone through. His remarkable ability to connect with patients on a personal level and his unwavering commitment to their well-being left an indelible impression. The family's relief and reassurance in knowing that their loved one was in capable hands speak volumes about the invaluable role John played in their journey. This is a testament to the transformative power of nursing care at its finest, and it's something we can all be proud of.


John's exemplary care encompasses genuine compassion, empathy, and a keen understanding of each patient's unique needs. His dedication to providing not just medical treatment but also emotional support and companionship embodies the essence of nursing at its finest. The Schiller family's heartfelt gratitude is a testament to the profound difference John made in their lives during a challenging time.



The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award, an international recognition program, holds special significance in honoring nurses who exemplify extraordinary care and compassion. Named after J. Patrick Barnes, whose family established the award in gratitude for the care he received during his illness, the DAISY Award serves as a symbol of appreciation for the selfless dedication of nurses like John.


At Columbine Health, we are immensely proud of John and all our dedicated nurses who embody the spirit of excellence in care every day. Their unwavering commitment to our patients and their families reflects the values that define us as an organization. To John and all our exceptional caregivers, thank you for your tireless dedication and compassionate service. You are truly the heart and soul of Columbine Health, and we are grateful for the difference you make in the lives of those we serve.




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