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The October DAISY Award winner is Casey Joy!

December 28, 2023

A program to recognize the care and compassion of extraordinary nurses continues at UHS with Casey Joy, RN, North Tower 5/Maternity at UHS Wilson Medical Center, being named the October winner of the DAISY Award! Casey 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 Maternity nurse was nominated by the grandmother of a patient she helped and cared for. In her nomination letter, she spoke about how Casey went above and beyond the call of duty in helping her daughter with her newborn baby. The baby was struggling with his feeding and sleeping routine and his mother wasn't sure how to balance his needs with her own. Casey solved the problem by coaching the new mom and providing extra care for the newborn, which helped mom rest and regain perspective.  

"Casey cared for [the baby] as though he was her own and returned him to his mother with a smile on her face," said the grandmother. "Casey even helped [the mom] realize that it was okay to take advantage of her support network and not feel awkward or guilty. That is a tremendous gift for Casey to share with her patients."

Thank you to Casey for displaying such Compassion and Respect to your 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.

October 2023 DAISY Award Winner