Regional Health Lead-Deadwood honors DAISY winner

Mar 07, 2019

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Wendy Janke, Licensed Practical Nurse at Regional Health Medical Clinic in Lead-Deadwood, has been recognized with the prestigious DAISY Award. A national program, the award is presented to nurses across the United States who go above and beyond for their patients and community. Janke was nominated by a patient’s child who recognized her ability to make her father comfortable and to always treat him with the utmost respect.
“Wendy is my dad’s nurse. She treats him with extra special care, and as though he is her own father, from taking his vitals to making him comfortable. She is gentle, caring and respectful. I’m sure this is the way Wendy is with every patient,” the family member wrote.
Lead-Deadwood Hospital and Clinic presents the DAISY Award twice a year. The DAISY Award recognizes nurses who display dedication to the health and wellness of their patients. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. DAISY is an acronym for “diseases attacking the immune system.” The DAISY Award continues to recognize and celebrate the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and their families every day.

Regional Health
Regional Health is an integrated health care system with a mission to make a difference in the lives of our patients and communities every day. The organization, headquartered in Rapid City, provides community-based health care covering 32 specialty areas of medicine in more than 20 communities in two states. Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 25 clinics and almost 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health hospitals in Rapid City, Spearfish and Sturgis have been rated as four-star hospitals by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. For more information, visit


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