November 18, 2016
Kansas City, Kan. — The University of Kansas Hospital has named Liz Carlton, RN, senior director for Quality, Safety & Regulatory Compliance, as its inaugural DAISY Nurse Leader recipient.
The new award is designed to honor nursing executives and managers who, while typically not providing direct patient care, "strongly create an environment of compassion and recognition for others ... who role-model caring behaviors," according to the Daisy Foundation.
"These leaders provide a setting where compassion is valued, and staff, in turn, treat patients and their families with deep humanity."
Carlton joined The University of Kansas Hospital in 2004 as Trauma Program manager and moved into her current role in 2008.
She also is responsible for the trauma and burn programs (verified by the American College of Surgeons), the Transfer Center, the Center for Concussion Management, Nursing Education and Development, the simulation center and Magnet designation.
"Working for Liz is challenging and inspiring," her nominator wrote. "She expects the team to do our best and never asks us to do anything she would not do herself. I trust her and her intentions without question. She makes everyone on our team want to do work as flawless as hers."