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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 »
RN receives Daisy Award at Glendale Adventist
The December Daisy Award winner at Glendale (Calif.) Adventist Medical Center is Lucy Mills, RN, PTU 2 West, according to a news release. One patient's family member praised Mills, who has worked at Glendale since 2005, for the care she gave to their mother. "Lucy was our nurse the day my mother received her very first dialysis treatment," the patient's family member said in the release. "She made certain that my...READ MORE »
Crozer-Keystone honors first recipient of DAISY Award
Crozer-Keystone Health System in Chester, Pa., introduced the DAISY Award in 2013, and Peggy Buckson, RN, BSN, the nurse case manager for the Crozer-Keystone Center for Family Health, was honored by her colleagues in October as Crozer-Keystone's first DAISY Award recipient. "It is an honor to be recognized in this way by my peers," Buckson said in a news release. "It is a reminder that what I do every day is...READ MORE »
White Memorial honors telemetry RN with DAISY Award
White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, presented April Manansala, RN, of its 6South Telemetry unit, with a DAISY Award Dec. 19, according to a news release. Manansala has been employed there since 2010. Nurses are nominated for the DAISY Award every month by patients or family members. Several patients had good things to say about Manansala, including the following remarks: "Thank you for all your care and...READ MORE »
Bayhealth Kent General nurse receives DAISY Award
Angela Peacemaker, an RN at Bayhealth Kent General in Dover, Del., recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. According to a news release, co-workers shared stories of Peacemaker's devotion to patients. Her caring for one patient in particular stood out to them. When a cancer patient's insurance company ended his coverage hours before discharge, Peacemaker called pharmacies across the state to find...READ MORE »
Nazareth Hospital nurse recognized with DAISY Award
The Professional Practice Council at Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia recognized the hospital's DAISY Award recipient for the fourth quarter of 2013: Ticora Marable, RN, BSN, of the Sixth Floor Transitional Care Unit. Ticora was presented with the award by Michael F. Beshel, RN, MBA, MHA, BSN, NE-BC, vice president of patient care services and CNO, in December. Ticora was nominated by a two different patients,...READ MORE »