Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Honors Ahmad Abu-Halimeh for Nursing Excellence

Jul 29, 2021

Bartlett, TN – Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is pleased to honor registered nurse Ahmad Abu-Halimeh as its most recent Daisy RN Award recipient.


Abu-Halimeh joined the Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett team in February 2018 and he currently resides in Cordova.

Abu-Halimeh was nominated for the award by a former patient. The nomination reads, in part: “He is a very caring and gentle nurse who explained my medications and care to me in a way I could understand. He showed compassion and knowledge with each thing he did for me. He helped to make sure I had answers to questions that I could understand. He was professional and gentle. He even helped my daughter gent assistance with home health as we prepared for discharge. What a wonderful example of a nurse!”

“The most rewarding thing about being a nurse is the impact on people’s lives,” said Abu-Halimeh. “I feel honored and happy to receive the Daisy Award! This recognition will motivate me to work harder and keep doing what I love best which is taking care of patients. Being a nurse means you will make a difference in patients’ and their families’ lives. Personally, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett holds a special place in my heart because I began my journey in nursing at this hospital. I feel valued and appreciated. We have supportive management and great co-workers. We are just like a big family! My advice for aspiring nurses is to follow their passion and goals. Stay focused, have empathy and deliver the best care possible in a safe manner. Be kind and mindful and always remember that talent will take you far and hard work will take you anywhere!”

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Saint Francis Healthcare awards nominated nurses with The Daisy Award. The award was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, a cancer patient who lost his battle after a brief period of time. The family was so impressed with the care and compassion the staff showed Patrick, they stated a foundation to have a way to honor nurses who demonstrate clinical excellence in a caring and compassionate manor.

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