Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse Michelle Maxton was named Bayhealth’s most recent DAISY Award honoree.

Maxton was nominated by the daughter of a woman who had surgery at Bayhealth earlier this year. The patient was awaiting surgery for a weekend, and Maxton helped make the woman and her daughters comfortable. When it was time to take the patient up to her room, Maxton transferred the patient to her new room.

For Maxton, she wanted to ease the anxiety of the patient and had gratitude toward the patient and her family for nominating her for the DAISY Award.

“She had gone through a lot during the day, and I just wanted to put her mind at ease through simple care and compassion,” said Maxton. “I’m happy to know that I helped this family as a whole in some way during their experience here at Bayhealth. I love caring for people and wish to continue doing this passion for many years to come.”

The DAISY Award is given by the DAISY Foundation, which was formed in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. The Barnes family wanted to recognize the nurses who cared for Patrick and all the other “unsung heroes” of the nursing profession. DAISY Award honorees are chosen by nurses, administrators, peers, physicians, volunteers, patients and family.

To nominate at Bayhealth nurse, visit and fill out the nomination form.