Stateline Strong: Rockford Nurse Goes Above and Beyond


A SwedishAmerican nurse was honored for the lengths she went to reunite a mother with her son.

The hospital named Anita Bowers as the “Daisy of the Year” winner, an award given to a nurse for their compassionate care and clinical skills.  Bowers drove a mother to Madison after her son was airlifted there for a large mass in his brain.  Bowers said she’s honored to receive the award, but is more excited about how the patient is doing now.

“When I dropped mom off,  I had no idea, and so just to know that he’s still there is very special,” said Bowers.

The family Bowers helped couldn’t attend Tuesday’s ceremony because of a doctor’s appointment in Madison.

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