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DAISY Award Nominations

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San Juan Regional Medical Center is excited to announce that we are partnering with the DAISY Foundation, an international recognition program, to honor the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. 

The DAISY Foundation stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, and was formed as a not-for-profit organization by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 of complications of an autoimmune disease. The nursing care he received in the hospital profoundly impacted his family, and they created the foundation to honor Patrick’s memory and thank the incredible nurses who do so much for so many people.

Say thank you to a nurse today by nominating them for a DAISY Award. We will be accepting nominations January 1 - March 31 for recognition in April.

2021 DAISY Recipients

McKenzey Peter, RN

McKenzey was nominated by one of her nursing leaders, who said her compassion and empathy for her patients was evident right from the start of the nurse residency program. 

“She was asked to hand in her shift report notes to her educator for review. Upon review of her report sheet, it was noted that she had made some notes on the back. There were descriptions of the patient’s likes and dislikes and how to best interact with the patient; she called the patient’s sister and asked questions about how to better care for her patient,” the nominator said. 

“It’s good to know I’m making a difference when patients are having their worst time,” said McKenzey. “It feels good, it makes me realize why I became a nurse in the first place.”

Thank you, McKenzey, for the excellent care you provide to your patients.

Meghan Fuller, RN

Meghan was nominated by a patient who was hospitalized with chest pain. Upon the patient’s discharge, he had a lot of questions about his new medications. He called the hospital and spoke to Meghan, who told him to buy a pill box and call her back.

“She went over the meds one at a time to help me put the right ones, morning and night, in the right place. She told me to call back anytime if I needed more help. She made me feel better and safe. I can live longer for my wife and kids because of her. The hospital needs more people like her,” the patient’s nomination said.

“This is why I became a nurse,” Meghan said. “It’s been a long two years… knowing that I changed just one person makes it all that much better.”

Thank you, Meghan, for the detail and attention you provide to your patients.

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