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 recent DAISY Award winner, Kelli Hernandez,
RN, 4 West, was nominated by a patient who wrote the following:
"My father was admitted and discharged. I would like to thank everyone
- doctors, nurses, assistants, all staff members – they are all
exceptional at Huntington Hospital. There is one person who stood out
– Kelli. She is passionate about her job, attentive to the needs
of the patient, answered all our questions and very knowledgeable. She
constantly came in to check on my father and made sure his food was ordered.
There was an incident which required me to leave the room and Kelli was
not his assigned nurse that day but I saw her in the hallway (while I
was crying). Kelli gave me a hug and assured me he would be taken care
of and moved to another unit, if needed, for his health. I have to say
in a moment of need, and not just for the patient, but the family as well,
Kelli went above and beyond her job description and really represented
the entire taff of what Huntington Hospital is truly made of. I commend
her for her outstanding service, her compassion towards other humans,
and her unconditional love for everyone. She is where she truly needs
to be. I highly recommend her for the Daisy Award. Thank you for recognizing
who she is. She is one in a million.
Thank you, Kelli, for going above and beyond for our patients. For more
information about the DAISY Award, please visit: