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 her nominators wrote, Sheila has the ability to interact effectively with all departments and has an enthusiastic spirit which creates a pleasant and enjoyable work environment.
Another nominator wrote, Sheila provides leadership and innovative ideas, such as the installation of lockers for patient belongings. Sheila steps up to the plate and without a doubt is an excellent, caring, professional nurse that other nurses look up to.
Anderson was honored for patient-centered care and her ability to comfort patients and their family members, according to the release.
One nominator wrote, We had a patient who was suffering, experiencing physical, emotional and spiritual pain. Jennifer, as busy as she was, made him and his family feel as if they were the center of all that she needed to do. As she knelt by his bed and just held his hand, she embodied the true Lourdes mission. Jennifer is who I would want at my bedside if I am ever sick, in pain and afraid. You have the best of the best in Jennifer. I am privileged to have shared this patients care with her.
The DAISY award is presented to a nurse from each of the Lourdes hospitals every quarter.