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HackensackUMC Presents Nurses with the DAISY Award

January 15, 2013 03:09 PM
DAISY Award Winner, Yerman Santana, RN, charge nurse of Medical Intermediate Care at HackensackUMC (center) with his award.


Hackensack University Medical Center recently presented two colleagues with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for the month of January.  The winners are:  Yerman Santana, RN, charge nurse of Medical Intermediate Care at HackensackUMC and Donna Guy, RN of Bariatric Surgery at HackensackUMC. Both nurses were recognized at a public ceremony in their units and received a certificate, a DAISY award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled, “A Healer’s Touch.”

“Yerman and Donna were selected to receive the DAISY award because they consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care,” said Dianne A.M. Aroh, RN, MS, NEA-BC, executive vice president, chief nursing and patient care officer, HackensackUMC.  “I thank them for everything they do for our patients and their families.”

The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the DAISY Foundation by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 from complications of the auto immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP).  The Barnes Family was impressed by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick.  As a result, the family created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere who make a difference in the lives of patients and their loved ones.

HackensackUMC is proud to be a DAISY Award partner, recognizing our nurses every month with this special honor.




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