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Bonnie Barnes, CEO at The DAISY Foundation  &  Stuart Downs, DNP, RN, CENP, CPHQ

The Healthcare QualityCast

Bonnie Barnes, CEO at The DAISY Foundation & Stuart Downs, DNP, RN, CENP, CPHQ

February 23, 2021

Bonnie Barnes, CEO at The DAISY Foundation & Stuart Downs, DNP, RN, CENP, CPHQ

Bonnie (Baruch) Barnes, FAAN Co-founder, CEO at The DAISY Foundation

Bonnie Barnes was retired from a long career in advertising and marketing and was growing wine grapes in Sonoma Valley when her step-son Patrick died.

You’ll soon hear her story of how she and her husband Mark turned their attention to the profession of nursing and created The DAISY Foundation.

Stuart Downs, DNP, RN, CENP, CPHQ, NEA-BC, FAONL, FACHE Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Stuart Downs is the Chief Operating Officer of WellStar Atlanta Medical Center. In collaboration with an integrated system leadership team, Dr. Downs drives the implementation of policies and standards across the hospital system to ensure evidence of high quality in the provision of patient care across all service lines.

Inducted as an inaugural fellow in the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), Dr. Downs is a past member of the AONL Board and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Daisy Foundation.

Here in episode #106, Bonnie and Stuart share the spotlight in this unique and incredibly insightful episode;

Bonnie starts our show with 3 mindsets that allow her to lead such a powerfully, influential recognition program;

Stewart add to our kick-off with the mindset that leadership is the goal and not the role;

Bonnie shares insights on Patrick’s journey and how the experience launched the Daisy award;

Stewart shares how his original career plans to be a pilot were rerouted due to the personal impact of a nurse;

Bonnie gives us three vital takeaways for all health care leaders to know about the Daisy Award;

We get the scoop on how the Daisy Award and Cinnabon came into partnership;

Stewart provides us with insights on the impact of the Daisy Award with the front line and additional benefits of the Daisy program on hospital leadership teams;

Bonnie provides details on many of the challenges realized with launching an international program;

Stewart gives us a “day in the life” view as a healthcare senior executive, and his passion around professional career development;

And we highlight staff burnout and mental health as some of the greatest concerns for health care leaders moving into 2021 and beyond.

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