08.07.2018 Back to News

Miriah Jansonius is August DAISY Award Winner

Miriah Jansonius, BSN, RN, from the Methodist Women’s Hospital high risk OB unit, was honored at a recognition ceremony on Aug. 6 as the this month's DAISY Award winner for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital.

She was nominated by a patient who was “blown away” by the care she received during her unexpected stay.

“I am in my 30th week of a high-risk pregnancy and for the most part have been able to doctor close to home,” wrote the patient. “My husband and I love our small-town hospital and medical staff. Everyone knows you by name and takes a vested interest in your care. Imagine our surprise to receive similar care in a hospital of a much larger scale.”

The patient shared that Miriah handled the whirlwind of activity with ease and a calming, confident presence.

“When everyone around you seems rushed and stressed it adds to your stress level as a patient,” wrote the patient. “Miriah gave me the impression that everything was going to be fine and that our doctors and nurses had things well in hand right from the get go.”

Miriah says she treats every patient the way she would wanted to be treated – and that's what helps put them at ease.

“A lot of times they are away from their families,” said Miriah. “They have lots of worries such as how they are going to pay their bills, how much maternity leave they will have left, and who is taking care of their kids. I just try to provide a lot of reassurance. I bring up faith... not necessarily God, but just faith that everything is going to be OK.”

“Miriah is a prime example of going above and beyond to make sure I had an excellent patient experience,” said the patient. “There's a certain amount of empathy and compassion that can't be taught and she exemplifies those qualities. She is knowledgeable, caring and confident. But more than that she brings a human aspect to her profession. You truly are lucky to have her on your staff and I feel incredibly lucky to have had her care while staying at your facility.”

Read the patient's letter to Methodist.


The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Nurses can be nominated by anyone, including patients, family members, physicians, supervisors or peers.

To nominate a nurse at Methodist Hospital or Methodist Women’s Hospital, visit www.bestcare.org/daisy.