It has been a great pleasure to assist in acknowledging nurses that go above and beyond to provide caring and compassionate care.
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
Ever since I became a nurse I was driven to be the best nurse I could be. Throughout the years I have be blessed to touch the lives of many patients and staff and I truly had no idea the impact I was making until a nursing assistant contacted me many years later to let me know that I inspired her to go to Nursing School. I take great pride in the impact I have as a Nurse Leader upon nurses. The DAISY foundation allows me to live out my mission of inspiring nurses to be the best that they can be by putting a spotlight on excellent nursing care and having a platform for nurses to see what a great nurse looks like. I would definitely have to say that presenting DAISY Awards to Wesley nurses is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job and it is a great way to "fill my cup".
It is truly an amazing gift to honor Patrick's legacy by celebrating the finest in nursing!
On those days when I am exhausted and challenged and I think nobody understands what a nurse goes through, I remember the morning I received a bright yellow bouquet of yellow daisies. I cried that morning. I had been a nurse for 24 years. Half my life at the time. Having received the DAISY Award reminds me that there are those people out there who understand. It makes the hard days easier. Every morning I get ready for work I am reminded by seeing the sculpture 'The Healer's Touch' on my dresser and I know the day is going to be ok.
Being a DAISY Team Award winner is such a humbling experience. Together our team provided exceptional care of our patients and this award recognized all our team for a job well done. I'm so proud of all of our nurses and the true difference they make each and every day!
A career in helping others will pay a lifetime of dividends.
Mary Lucille Palomino
I am so proud to serve my veterans. To be able to give all the compassion, my hands for charity for the veterans in need, my knowledge to assist the patients and families when in need.
The truth in my heart for love of my profession as a nurse.
The DAISY Award is a great honor for myself, for my peers and for my facility, El Paso VA - Las Cruces CBOC Clinic.
I feel so blessed and appreciative of the fact my work was recognized and that I could make a difference in a patient and their family's lives.
'The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. -William Shakespeare.'
As a patient experience concierge, I interact with patients while they're in the hospital, and also after discharge to ensure that they're getting the best care that they deserve. As an administrative assistant to the DAISY Team at my facility, I have the opportunity to read the wonderful stories that our patients and family members write about our nurses. It is very heartwarming to know that our nurses are getting the recognition that they deserve.
Alexandra Pierce, BSN, RN
"I have always had a great admiration for past DAISY Honorees. After learning of the program’s history, I truly understood what a positive impact nurses have on their patient’s every day. I am so honored to be a part of such a reputable group of nurses!"