Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y., has partnered with the DAISY Foundation to honor excellence on its nursing staff. Nurses recognized with this quarterly award must demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise and extraordinary, compassionate care. Honorees also are expected to go above and beyond to make a difference and exemplify a healing touch presence with patients and their families. Any patient, family member, visitor or hospital employee may nominate members of the Calvary nursing staff.
To kick off the program, Calvary named Anne Marie Mingot, RN, as its first DAISY Award honoree. Patients and staff describe her as caring, compassionate, sincere and knowledgeable with a skillful approach to the profession.Anne Marie Mingot, RN, left, receives Calvary Hospitals first DAISY Award from Michael E. Impollonia, RN, director of nursing services and a Nursing Spectrum regional advisory board member.
A native of Haiti, Mingot immigrated in 1982 to the U.S. She started working at Calvary in 1986 as a nurses aide and became a cancer care technician. During her 24-year tenure, Mingot became a nurse with the hospitals support, obtaining her associates degree in nursing from Iona College and then a bachelors degree in nursing from The College of New Rochelle (N.Y.).
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The Foundation was formed in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. While Barnes was ill, his loved ones were appreciative of the skill, care and compassion provided to him by his nurses. To recognize quality care, the organization honors nurses who make an enormous difference in the lives of people they touch every day. For information on the program, visit www.DaisyFoundation.org