Regina Beardsley Honored With DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Regina Beardsley, BSN, of Christiana Hospital, has received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

ChristianaCare DAISY Award recipients are nurses recognized for meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of patients and families by displaying exceptional clinical skills, compassion, calm, respect and partnership.

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Beardsley, a nurse in the hospital’s 5B Medical Unit since 2023, was nominated by a patient who wrote that Beardsley “made all the difference” in her two-week hospital stay, especially during the difficult times of feeling alone, scared and frustrated.

Regina Beardsley, BSN, RN

“Regina could sense when I was feeling those things without me even saying a word,” the patient wrote in the nomination.

“She was able to use her compassion and kind heart to bring me back to a place of peace … I looked forward to seeing Regina every day because I knew she was going to give me the best care she could and was going to put my mind at ease regarding my situation.”

In the nomination, the patient recalled a particular act of kindness from Beardsley: When the patient missed dinner one evening, Beardsley stayed late to hunt down a meal tray. “She could have easily given me a sandwich or Jell-O from the unit,” the patient wrote. “Instead she went out of her way to make sure I had an actual dinner.”

The patient wrote that Beardsley truly cared about her well-being. “I did not feel like just another room number on her list of duties for the day,” the patient wrote. “I will never forget the kindness she showed. She is a genuinely good person, not just a good nurse.”

Beardsley, who paused her nursing career to homeschool her five children, has been an active church volunteer and traveled to Nigeria to teach health and wellness classes.

“These varied experiences I bring to work with me every day help me deliver the love and excellence that each patient deserves,” she said. “Caring is the same, no matter the context.”

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The Professional Nurse Council at ChristianaCare selects DAISY Award recipients using an anonymous selection process based on nominations from patients, families and all members of the ChristianaCare team. All nurses — inpatient, outpatient and ChristianaCare HomeHealth — are eligible.