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Alanna Bowman is our latest DAISY Award winner!

May 09, 2024

A program to recognize the care and compassion of extraordinary nurses continues at UHS with Alanna Bowman, RN, Care Manager, UHS Home Care, being named the March winner of the DAISY Award! Alanna was recognized and presented with the award for the achievement and enjoyed cinnamon rolls, a symbolic treat in honor of Patrick Barnes, whose experience inspired the award.

The Home Care nurse was nominated by a colleague. In the nomination letter, her colleague spoke about how Alanna is the biggest advocate for her patients, always treating them with compassion, respect and dignity, giving a voice to each one, making sure that nothing is missed and that each of her patients is taken care of in full. The letter went on to talk about how Alanna goes above and beyond to assist her co-workers, even helping out on her day off and outside work hours and always teaching her peers more about nursing. The letter told a story about Alanna showing up to help a co-worker at a patient's home and handling the entire situation with a cool and collected demeanor, putting the patient at ease during a scary and stressful situation.

"She has taught, and will continue to teach, me so much about nursing, and I have become so much better as a clinician because of Alanna. She has been the perfect mentor to introduce me to the intricacies of home care," said the nominator. "Alanna has such a passion and drive for home care and for her patients, and it is truly a beautiful thing to see."

Thank you to Alanna for displaying such Compassion, Trust and Respect to your co-workers and patients, a stellar example of our team living The UHS Way!

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after the Seattle man died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, the family members deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his loved ones. When he died, they felt compelled to say thank you to nurses in a very public way. To learn more, visit DAISYFoundation.org

Started at UHS in April 2021, nurses are nominated by anyone in the organization - patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians and staff - anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary care being provided by a nurse.

Nominations are submitted by using a form found on NYUHS.org. On this form, the person will be able to tell the story of why they are nominating the nurse while also choosing which UHS Value (Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, Innovation) the nurse displayed.

If you have any questions, please contact Toni Nash at (607) 763-6896 or send an email to daisy@nyuhs.org.

March 2024 DAISY Award Winner