Bonnie Barnes, co-founder of the DAISY Foundation, and Janet Silvestri, DAISY regional program director for the northeast region, visited Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago to help present an award to one of the hospitals nurses. While attending a conference in Chicago, the two DAISY officials insisted on visiting Trinity Hospital to thank nurses for all their hard work.
Nurses are truly angels. They always say I didnt do anything special, but they do save lives, Barnes said in a hospital news release. They help patients and their families. They are so magnificent and make such an impact. You always need Kleenex when you hear the stories about how much these nurses do.
During their visit, the hospital presented its second quarter DAISY Award to Justina Anaele, RN, a nurse on 4 South, for her outstanding service and patient care.
Chester Bell, a patient at Trinity Hospital in March, nominated Anaele for her tireless work in helping him through the difficult decision to get surgery. Doctors had advised Bell to have surgery last year, but his crippling anxiety caused him to avoid the procedure. He spoke to Anaele who helped ease his concerns.
She was able to help me overcome my fears and anxiety, Bell said in the release. She took time to explain the procedure to me and the effects of not doing the surgery.
A few minutes after speaking to Anaele, Bell spoke to the surgeon Gregorio Agilpay, MD, who repeated the importance of having the surgery. In less than an hour a transporter came to his room to take him to surgery.
Nurse Justina always came to see me, called to check on how I was doing during her off days, Bell said in the release.
Anaele was in tears when she found out she received the award. I could have never done it without the support of the people here at Trinity, she said in the release. They made me a better nurse.