Title: President and Owner
Company: Miss Daisy Medical
Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States
Kim Shipe, President at Miss Daisy Medical, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in entrepreneurship.
While obtaining an Associate of Science in business administration with a minor in critical care nursing in 1983 from Reading Area Community College in Pennsylvania, Ms. Shipe pursued coursework in nutrition and nursing at The Pennsylvania State University from 1975 to 1986. She has provided superior care as registered nurse since 1979, with Pomperaug Elementary School from 1996 to 1999 and with Gainfield Elementary School from 1999 to 2002. Ms. Shipe cross trained in hospitals and helped with medical detoxification, placed intravenous units in newborns and assisted in emergency and recovery rooms.
In 2010, Ms. Shipe founded Miss Daisy Medical, a premier distributor of professional bandage wraps produced with advanced antimicrobial fabric which kill or slow the spread of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoans, and fungi such as mold and mildew. She was inspired to create dressings and bandages after undergoing a series of medical setbacks that began when she was stuck by an automobile and required five years in a wheelchair and multiple surgeries, after which she contracted breast cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy. Finding the subsequent necessary bandages and dressings uncomfortable, she created better-fitting, colorful ones with her own sewing machine and went into business. Her bandages are now being mass produced for humans as well as for animal use.
When Ms. Shipe’s father, who served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, suffered a massive heart attack age 43 in Vietnam, she and her mother became CPR-certified and Ms. Shipe developed a strong interest in the medical field. She thought she was going to become a cardiologist, but after getting married and having a family she entered nursing. In the coming years, she is hoping for the continued growth and success of Miss Daisy Medical and to publish a memoir.