JCSO Advanced Correctional Healthcare Nurse Gail Woelfel Receives DAISY Award

Tue 9-12-2023

(Jackson)- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has some good news to share, as their Advanced Correctional Healthcare Nurse, Gail Woelfel, received the Daisy Award for exemplary service in healthcare. Anyone in a healthcare setting can be nominated for the award, and Woelfel was happy to receive such an honor...

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“So, I have a beautiful letter written by one of my peers named Julie, she's a nurse out of Mankato, she covered me when I was on vacation in the beginning of July. In the letter, I always make sure everything is covered, I have everything lined up for them so they don't have to work too hard and make sure all their assessments and everything that has to be done for the inmates is done, as much as possible.”

The Daisy award is presented by the DAISY Foundation, and it's a recognition program to celebrate and recognize nurses by collecting nominations from patients, families and co-workers according to their website. Woelfel originally hails from Redwood Falls and has been a nurse for over 20 years, with her favorite job being a correctional nurse so far. She's been married for around 27 years with two children and will be a grandmother as of next week. She enjoys golf and time outdoors, and looks forward to bringing more excellent physical and mental care to inmates in the jails she serves.