Valparaiso, IN – Lauren Stearns, RN, from Northwest Health – Porter was recently honored with the
DAISY Award for exceptional nursing.
Stearns, a NICU nurse, was nominated by the father of newborn twins who wrote that she deserved to
be honored with this prestigious award not only because of how his family’s life was changed, but for
the countless other lives that she has touched, and all she does behind the scenes to love and support
He went on to add that his sister is a nurse in Indianapolis, and he recalled her desire to win the Daisy
awards during her career – so he fully understood the importance this award is to the nursing
community and asked that Northwest Health – Porter do him the honor of selecting Stearns for the next
The DAISY Award was established to celebrate the extraordinary compassion that nurses provide their
patients and families every day. Nurses may be nominated by employees, patients and hospital visitors.
About Northwest Health
Northwest Health is a comprehensive healthcare system committed to providing communities in
Northwest Indiana with high-quality, accessible healthcare—from highly specialized care and surgical
services to more routine primary care. The system of more than 60 access points includes three
hospitals, five emergency departments, urgent care centers, outpatient surgery centers, an ambulance
service, and physician offices. A team of more than 3,000 employees work together with the more than
700 physicians on its medical staffs. Northwest Health is owned in part by physicians. For more
information, visit NWHealthIN.com.