Congratulations to our 2012 end of year DAISY Award honorees
The DAISY Award was created in 2000 by the Barnes family after the loss of their 33-year-old son, Pat. To keep Pat's spirit alive and to express their appreciation for the superhuman work performed by Pat's nurses and other nurses around the country, the Barnes family initiated The DAISY Award.
Saint Agnes is among more than 400 Medical Centers nationwide participating in The DAISY Award. Each month, two Saint Agnes RNs will be selected based on nominations from fellow RNs, patients, family members, physicians, and staff who, in some way, have been impacted by the nurse they are nominating.
Eric Fletcher, RN Labor and Delivery
We hear about mother and baby "bonding," but for one patient who was getting ready to deliver her first baby, it was all about bonding with Eric Fletcher. From the time the patient arrived at Saint Agnes until she had her baby, Eric was right there, guiding her, calming her, explaining in detail what would happen next. His consideration for her was paramount ... and to this patient, it definitely showed enough to nominate him for the Daisy award. The nominator concluded, "I don't know if they give this award to a male nurse, but I feel that Eric Fletcher is the perfect example of what a nurse should be!" Congratulations, Eric!
Jim Kane, RN Emergency Department When someone who keeps strict control on their health issues has to go to Emergency Room, it tends to become an emotional, sometimes frustrating experience. For this patient, an extraordinary nurse named Jim Kane became her advocate. "He went out of his way to make sure I felt at ease. Jim was the ultimate patient advocate, so capable and competent in his nursing skills. He is truly an asset to the nursing profession!" Congratulations, Jim!
Olivia Sta Rosa, RN Emergency Department
Nurse on an airplane, passenger suffers cardiac arrest, nurse takes over and saves life ... sounds like a scene from a movie, doesn't it? Well, for one lucky passenger, Olivia Sta Rosa was on board that day. And thanks to her clinical expertise and response to an emergency situation, Olivia took control and successfully resuscitated the passenger. Her nominator said, "under an extremely difficult situation, Olivia did, indeed, exemplify the healing mission and core values that Saint Agnes strives to demonstrate to all its patients." Congratulations, Olivia!
Regina Davis, RN 2-West/3-Main
Just like a valued soldier, Regina Davis is there on the front lines, protecting and leading her staff. Her nominator has high praise for Regina ... she is the first to offer help and encouragement, she inspires others to provide the meticulous care she gives, she always finds the answers to questions, she is quick to offer her services, she strives for perfection, always giving 100 percent of her energy and compassion. "Regina is others-centered, and always gives of herself. She displays true humility and a servant's heart in her leadership and care of everyone around her. I cannot image a better example of what it means to be an RN, not only professionally but inwardly as well!" We are glad you are there for your patients and your co-workers, Regina ... march on! Congratulations, Regina!
Dolores Deterisi, RN PACU/Preop
For many patients the need to have a chaplain pray with them before going into surgery is very strong ... so strong that patients oftentimes become anxious and fearful. That's where Dolores Deterisi entered the picture. Since the request came during the four-hour coverage period when chaplains are not on duty, Dolores immediately went to the patient's bedside and offered to pray with the family and the patient. Her nominator commended Dolores for "her compassion with her patients, taking time to attend to every one of their needs. She is an excellent nurse, and a great team player." Congratulations, Dolores!
Mary Vander Beek, RN Administrative Director, Nursing Administration
Excellence in action ... that's what we as caregivers strive for in our daily interaction with patients, families, even our own staff. For this nominator, Mary Vander Beek excelled in every way one night during a two-hour code blue. As House Supervisor responding to the code, "Mary immediately took charge of the other needs, while most of the unit staff was involved in code support." Her nominator said, "The skill, care, compassion and serving attitude that Mary displayed are a part of who she is – a valuable asset and an amazing person. We expect excellence, and often take it for granted. In this situation, I observed excellence in action and believe it should be recognized." Congratulations, Mary!