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'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 »
Carroll Hospital Center gives nurse November DAISY Award
Melissa Frank, RN, was presented with the November DAISY Award at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md. A nurse at the hospital for nine years, Frank was nominated for her compassion, kindness and empathy when she went above and beyond her normal duties to ensure a patient's daughter would be able to be with her mother during her final days. "Melissa's extraordinary kindness in this situation was profoundly...READ MORE »
DAISY Awards honor Peninsula Regional Medical Center nurses
Two nurses at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., recently were honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award recipient for November was Patrice Aversa, RN, a nurse in the same day surgery department. The nomination, written by a colleague, described how she provided excellent care not just to her patients, but to families as well. When an elderly patient passed away, Aversa, who...READ MORE »
CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center recognizes nurse with DAISY Award
Patti Jarvis, RN, PSA, on Oct. 10 was named a DAISY Award winner at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill. In her role as care manager, Jarvis helps patients coordinate the aspects of their treatment plans, bringing together the medical oncologist, clinic nurse, registered dietitian, naturopathic oncology provider and nurse care manager. "Patti works tirelessly to...READ MORE »
Carroll Hospital Center presents October DAISY Award to nurse
Lisa Freeman, RN, recently was presented with the October DAISY Award at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md. A nurse at the hospital since 2011, Freeman was nominated by a patient for the care she provided at the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. According to the patient, Freeman was kind and compassionate as she listened to the patient discuss the major issues she was having with her...READ MORE »
Lourdes Health System names nursing award winners
Lourdes Health System in Camden, N.J., recently named Sheila Cooper, RN, from the same-day surgery unit at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro, N.J.; and med/surg nurse Jennifer Anderson, RN, of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, as its DAISY Award winners for the third quarter of 2013. Cooper was honored for her work ethic and professionalism, according to a news release. One of...READ MORE »
New York nurses celebrate accomplishments
MEET SANTHAMMA VARGHESE Clinical nurse manager for short-term rehabilitation, Schervier Nursing Care Center, Bronx Varghese, RN, who has served at Schervier for more than 20 years, was honored with the eighth annual Joan Anne McHugh Nurse of Distinction Award. The award is sponsored by LeadingAge, an association of 6,000 nonprofit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old. Nominated by her...READ MORE »
Meet the 2013 DAISY recipients - second quarter:
The DAISY Foundation continues to celebrate the tremendous skill and compassion of extraordinary nurses through its nationwide recognition program. The following are excerpts from DAISY Award recipients' 2013 second-quarter nominations. To nominate a nurse you know, visit www.DAISYfoundation.org. Ruby has crocheted 24 blankets, which are given to the Advocate Trinity Hospital patients that need that extra hug. She...READ MORE »