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.
Huntington Hospital's May DAISY award winner was Erik Rodarte, RN.
Erik was nominated by a patient’s family who wrote the following:
“During my grandfather’s final hours battling his disease,
I want to sincerely thank Erik from the bottom of my heart for being so
compassionate, kind and diligent. Thank you for the above and beyond care.
It was extraordinary how a nurse we knew for just a few days felt like
family. He treated my grandfather as I suspect he would treat his own
grandfather. This is the defining quality in Erik that made me instantly
know that I had met a person like no other - with a heart full of unconditional
compassion and a true genuine love for his work. Thank you, Erik, for
everything. It means the world to our family during this difficult time.”
For more information about the DAISY awards, please visit:
The DAISY Award at Huntington Hospital