Julie Schrader Honored with DAISY Award at St. Anthony Regional Hospital

During National Nurses Week, Julie Schader, a St. Anthony dialysis nurse, was honored with the DAISY Award.

posted on 5/13/2022 in Press Releases

Julie Schrader, RN, of St. Anthony Regional Hospital was presented with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses during National Nurses Week. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.  

Julie studied nursing at Nebraska Methodist School of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska, and obtained her Registered Nurse (RN) license in 1980. Julie joined St. Anthony Regional Hospital in 1992 and has worked in the medical-surgical unit, intensive care unit, and dialysis. Julie and her husband live in Wall Lake and have two grown children residing in Omaha, Nebraska.

A portion of the nomination submission read: “There are over 30 years of stories for Julie but there is one particular story that stands out from the rest. There was a long-term patient that passed away last year. He would arrive at St. Anthony at 3:30 a.m. (with his dialysis not starting until 5 a.m.) and he would sit in the waiting room. When asked why he arrives so early, he stated that he knew Julie would keep him safe and that it was the only him he could rest. He trusted Julie that much. It’s this story along with many others that Julie deserves the DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease.  The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.  

Said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, CEO and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, "When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do.  The kind of work the nurses at St. Anthony Hospital are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”


“It is important to recognize the extraordinary work that nurses perform in every area, and it was exciting to present this award to Julie during National Nurses Week,” said Scott Ellis, Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer at St. Anthony. “The Daisy Award honors the exceptional care our RNs, LPNs, CRNAs, and ARNPs provide here at St. Anthony.”

Julie Schader

Pictured from left: Scott Ellis, Vice President of Patient Services; Bailee Schleisman, Vice President of Quality; Julie Schader, RN, Daisy Award Winner; Lynn Riesenberg, Director of Dialysis; Lori Pietig, Director of Cancer Services.

To nominate a St. Anthony nurse for the Daisy Award, fill out a form at one of the kiosks in the hospital or go to https://www.stanthonyhospital.org/patients-visitors/visitors/daisy-award/