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National Daisy Award Program Recognizes Nurses for Outstanding Care

01/31/2009

Extraordinary nurses at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center will be honored monthly with the DAISY Award, a national-based recognition program that honors nurses who demonstrate a commitment to clinical excellence and compassionate care.  The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the outstanding efforts of nurses everyday. The first recipients of this award at Englewood Hospital are Sue Dziemian of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit department and Nancy Weinberg of the Pre-Admission Testing department.   

“We are proud to be among the hospitals participating in The DAISY Award program,” said Edna Cadmus, Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services. “Nurses are heroes everyday and our honorees personify Englewood Hospital’s commitment to providing a remarkable patient experience. Sue and Nancy are role models in our nursing community and we are proud to recognize them through the DAISY Award program.”

Englewood Hospital is one of only two New Jersey hospitals participating in the national DAISY Award program. Patients and their families or hospital employees can nominate a nurse, and the Medical Center will honor one nurse each month. (Click to download the DAISY Award nomination form)

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates nursing professionals who make a difference in the lives of those that they serve. The program was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications from the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura at the age of 33. During Pat’s 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system. The Daisy Foundation partnered with the American Organization of Nurse Executives to provide this award nationally.