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.
Throughout the year, Huntington Hospital invites patients, family members,
physicians and fellow staff to nominate a nurse for The DAISY Award. The
January 2018 DAISY Award winner is Christina Shafer, RN.
Christina was nominated by a fellow nurse who wrote the following: “Christina
has been a member of the skin and wound resource team (SWRT) for a few
years and recently has taken on the responsibility of educator to the
team, training SWRT RNs and PCAs on their roles as educators on their
home units. Her assuredness and authority inspire confidence, and her
generosity as a resource to the team is appreciated by all. Christina’s
willingness to take on this position in addition to her role as a staff
RN, is an example of her pursuit of excellence in all aspects of her nursing
practice. When I work with her as my “buddy RN,” I come away
impressed by the superior quality of her patient care and inspired to
step-up my own practice. Christina is a supportive RN and an enormous
asset to 5 West and I am grateful to her for all her hard work.”
For more information about the DAISY awards, please visit:
The DAISY Award at Huntington Hospital