Hilpert receives DAISY award
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT – Patricia Hilpert of Stevens Point was recently honored with the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award, for nurses who have devoted their life’s work to the compassionate care of others.
Now in her 80s and retired, Patricia served for many years as a nurse and nursing supervisor at Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital. She was honored at an outdoor ceremony at her home on Aug. 5, where she received a DAISY lapel pin, an award certificate, and the “Healer’s Touch” sculpture.
Many of Patricia’s former coworkers contributed to her nomination.
“Many generations of nurses were influenced by Pat Hilpert’s exemplary nursing skills during her career as a nurse and in her generous commitment to the community of Stevens Point,” said one nomination form.
“Her generosity and gracious spirit rendered her the name, ‘Saint Pat.’ I marveled (still do) at her effortless ability to attend to the needs of so many and never weary; but display pure joy,” read another.