Congratulations to Carly Haines, RN for receiving the DAISY Award! Carly was nominated by the wife of a former patient on 4th floor, and she was honored with a cake and surprise award presentation on Thursday, May 14.
In her nomination for Carly, the patient’s wife writes, “Carly has been my husband’s nurse for many weeks. She shows outstanding knowledge and expertise in taking care of my husband. She is compassionate and goes over what her job is and to make sure [his] physicians know his vital signs, blood sugars. She wrote them down for me to help expedite needed changes. She helped to assure [he] had staff that knew him and his special needs. She comforted me during trying times. She is one of the best helpers, nurses I know.” She went on to say Carly always made her husband feel very cared for, and that she was very sensitive to his mental needs as well as his physical needs. She felt comforted knowing Carly was there to care for her husband. She truly appreciated the continuity of care.
Each quarter, an internal committee reviews many glowing nominations from Magee patients, caregivers, and fellow staff members. For this quarter, the outstanding nominees were:
Carly Haines (4th floor day shift)
Badr Waheed (3rd floor day shift)
Nia Lawson (5th floor evening shift)
Rey Reyna (5th floor evening shift, DAISY Award recipient last quarter)
Maria Concepcion (5th floor night shift)
The DAISY Foundation was formed in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications from an auto-immune disease. When deciding how to honor Patrick’s memory, his family thought the one positive thing they could hold onto from the experience of his hospitalization was the amazingly skillful and compassionate care he received from his nurses. They felt compelled to express their profound gratitude to nurses for the work they do for patients and their families every day, and that’s how the DAISY Award was born. Today, the DAISY Award is presented to nurses at more than 1,864 healthcare facilities in 15 countries worldwide.
L to R: DAISY Award recipient Carly Haines, 4th Floor Nurse Manager Dan Ryan, Nurse Educator Barbara Miller, VP of Clinical Services & Chief Nurse Executive Bob Kautzman