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Featured DAISY Award Honorees: Spring 2015
The DAISY Foundation honors nurses who have received DAISY awards for their outstanding contributions to the field of nursing. Each quarter, the DAISY Foundation features DAISY recipients from different regions who stand out in their field. Here are some of the recipients who are being featured this spring by Nurse.com. Lora Hall, a pediatric RN at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, San Luis, Obispo, Calif.,...READ MORE »
Winthrop Harbor nurse receives DAISY Award from CTCA
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill., has honored Patrice Dillow, MSN, RN, APRN, WOCN with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for her commitment and patient-centered approach to care, according to a news release. Dillow was honored Feb. 16 in front of patients, peers and leadership. As a CTCA nurse, she supports patients living with wound,...READ MORE »
Nazareth Hospital announces third quarter DAISY Award winner
Terrie Cannon, BSN, RN, OCN, oncology nurse navigator with Mercy Cancer Center at Nazareth Hospital in northeast Philadelphia, was recognized Jan. 16 as the hospital's DAISY Award recipient for the third quarter of 2014, according to a press release. Cannon was presented with the award by Michael F. Beshel, vice president of patient care services/CNO. Cannon was nominated by Karen McGinley, executive assistant at...READ MORE »
Carroll Hospital Center announces January DAISY Award winner
Pam Brambeck, RN, received the January DAISY Award at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md. A nurse at the hospital for about 25 years, Brambeck was honored for her compassionate care and interest in a young patient's well-being, according to a news release. "Pam is a perfect example of a caregiver who is consistently willing to go above and beyond to help put a patient's mind at ease," Stephanie Reid, BSN,...READ MORE »
Little Company of Mary Hospital RN receives DAISY award
Michelle Minnick, RN, who works in the cancer center of Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Ill., recently was named the hospital's 22nd recipient of the DAISY Award, according to a news release. The DAISY Award is an international program celebrating the clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. "It is rare that you come across a true individual who possesses the compassion,...READ MORE »
DAISY Spotlight: Josie Robinson
Josie Robinson, RN, of the ED at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Del., received a DAISY Award in October. She was nominated by the mother of a patient who credits Robinson with saving her son's life. The woman who nominated Robinson said she brought her son for the first time to the emergency room in a desperate attempt to save his life after he was treated unsuccessfully for pneumonia at a local hospital....READ MORE »
DAISY Spotlight: Susanna Olson
Susanna Olson, RN, ED, Saint Clare's Health System, in Dover, N.J., was presented with a DAISY Award in September for her caring actions for a patient in the hospital's ED. According to her supervisor, who nominated her for the award, a patient had traveled from Indiana to be near her son, because she had end-stage cancer with only about two to three weeks left to live. Her son had planned to take her to Maine for...READ MORE »
DAISY Spotlight: Michelle Storks
Michelle Storks, RN, of the CCU at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., received a DAISY Award in July. She was nominated by the wife of a patient who credits Storks with helping save her husband's life. The nominator said her husband was brought to Carroll Hospital Center in February and was placed in the CCU where Storks was his nurse. "I can't stress enough how compassionate and caring Michelle was to my...READ MORE »
DAISY Spotlight: Ericka Krefting
Ericka Krefting, RN, of the ED at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill., received a DAISY Award in August. She was nominated by a fellow nurse at the hospital whose daughter had stopped breathing and was brought into the ED Aug. 1. Her nominator wrote that Krefting is "not only my co-worker but one of the most compassionate and excellent nurses in existence. She cared for my baby girl and she also...READ MORE »
DAISY Spotlight: Jae Kim
Jae Kim, RN, Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City, received a DAISY Award in September. He was nominated by a coworker/supervisor who called him a "role model" and "ambassador" for the hospital. According to the nominator, Kim learned of the pending discharge of one of his patients, which depended on the patient's ability to get a wheelchair and demonstrate she could transfer from the bed to the wheelchair. The...READ MORE »
DAISY Spotlight: Katalin Kovy
Katalin Kovy, RN, an ICU nurse at NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Fla., received a DAISY Award in August. She was nominated by a patient's family member who was impressed by the care Kovy gave her father. The nominator said her father, a Vietnam War veteran, was admitted to the hospital in the early hours of July 13 and stayed for several days. "We saw several nurses attend to my father during this week but there...READ MORE »
DAISY Spotlight: Ryan Kennard
Ryan Kennard, BSN, RN, of the surgical ICU, Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, Col., received a DAISY Award in July. She was nominated by her supervisor for her compassionate care of a double-amputee patient. According to the nominator, the SICU patient was a father with two young children and was involved in a car accident that caused traumatic amputation of both of his legs. After being on the unit for more...READ MORE »
'Extraordinary' Carroll Hospital RN wins April DAISY award
Christine Arrowood, RN, was presented with the April DAISY award at Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, Md. A nurse at the hospital for nearly 22 years, Arrowood was honored for coming in to work on a day she was not scheduled to do so, and going above and beyond her normal duties to provide care to a patient that required wound care services. "Christine is an extraordinary nurse who consistently puts her patients...READ MORE »
Advocate Condell names first DAISY Award winner
Patty Schletz, RN, is the first recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill. Nearly 30 nurses were nominated to receive the award. An excerpt from Schletz' nomination: "Patty Schletz started here in June of 2011 and has been an asset to Condell and the float pool since her first day. Patty's enthusiasm and positive energy can always be felt, and she...READ MORE »
Penn Medicine Chester County honors nurses with DAISY Awards
Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa., in conjunction with the Professional Development Council, has presented the DAISY Award to a number of nurses recently. One DAISY Award went to Gail Livingston, RN, BSN, CMSRN. Livingston was nominated by a patient. According to a news release, the patient stated: "Once in a while I find an angel, someone that understands and listens to the caregiver. This...READ MORE »