As a designated Magnet hospital, Huntington Hospital is a recognized leader
in nursing excellence. Every day, our nurses go above and beyond for our
patients, and we are proud to recognize them for their efforts.
The DAISY Award was established by The DAISY Foundation in memory of J.
Patrick Barnes. The Barnes family was awestruck by the clinical skills,
caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, and created
this international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.
Our February DAISY award winner was Mary Knight, RN. She was nominated
by Andreina Hernandez, RN, who shared: "I wanted to let you know
about my experience floating on 5 East on a very busy day. I had never
worked with Mary, and I was truly touched and amazed by how sweet, informative
and helpful she was. She kept coming up to me, offering help. I knew she
was busy, yet she took time to couble check on my patient when I asked
for help. Everyone was very helpful but she stood out so much. I want
Mary to know her kind heart and helpfulness was truly appreciated and
touched my heart so much. It made the fast pace of the unit go by well."
Our March DAISY award winner was Deborah (Sue) Horn, RN. Sue was nominated
by a patient who shared: "Everyone at Huntington Hospital was an
angel, but Sue stood out from the rest. Sue spent time with me and I learned
so much from her. It is evident she has a heart of gold. I wanted to go
home soon, and realized this wouldn't be possible, as I required IV
antibiotics. I began to cry and Sue came to comfort and reassure me. Sue
discussed options with my physician and different types of care, she was
really an advocate. Finally, Sue came in and said, "I have good news
for you, you can go home." She saved me, my angel saved me. The care
she provided made such a difference in my life."
For more information about the DAISY awards, please visit:
The DAISY Award at Huntington Hospital