Northwest Health – Porter Honors Extraordinary Nurse with Daisy Award

Northwest Health – Porter Honors Extraordinary Nurse with Daisy Award

On February 18, Northwest Health – Porter named the most recent recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing, Belinda (Belle) Wirick, RN.

Wirick, an intensive care nurse, was nominated by a patient who said Wirick went out of her way to calm her anxiety. This, along with the way Wirick consistently anticipates patients’ needs, shows compassion and understanding are just a few common praises she receives from patients. Wirick cares for patients as if they her own family members.

The DAISY Award was established to celebrate the extraordinary compassion that nurses like Wirick provide their patients and families every day. Nurses may be nominated by employees, patients and hospital visitors.

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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 - Porter is owned in part by physicians. For more information, visit