Yvonne McAuliffe, BSN, of Red Oak, recently received Nash Health Care’s DAISY Award for outstanding nursing. The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses. McAuliffe is a nurse in the Pediatric Department of Nash Health Care.
The DAISY Award was created from the DAISY Foundation, which was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes experienced an 8-week hospitalization before dying from complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP). Barnes’s family established the DAISY Award because they were awestruck by the care and compassion that nurses provided not only to Barnes, but to everyone in his family.
McAuliffe has worked at Nash Health Care since 2007. Originally from Watertown, NY, she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kaplan University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
To be eligible for a Daisy Award, all Nash Health Care nurses:
· Must be an RN who has been employed by Nash Health Care for the past 6 months
· Must have excellent performance evaluations by managers and supervisors
· Must exemplify Nash Health Care’s standards of performance.
To learn more about the DAISY award, go to www.DAISYfoundation.org.
Leslie Hall (far right), chief nursing officer at Nash Health Care, presents Yvonne McAuliffe (third from left) with the DAISY Award, which recognizes outstanding nursing. With McAuliffe are Pediatric Department Manager Beth Gore (far left) and Rebecca Davison.