February 8, 2018
UPMC Susquehanna Recognizes Extraordinary Nurses
UPMC Susquehanna nurses were recently recognized as recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Emily Shelley, RN, a nurse in the emergency department at Muncy Valley Hospital, was selected after being nominated by a patient. The patient wrote, “I was at the hospital due to chest pain. Following a very serious reaction to medication, I was transferred to another hospital for a higher level of care. Emily was by my side through the whole ordeal. She accompanied me when I was transferred, explained everything to the new staff providing my care, and made sure that both my wife and I were comfortable before leaving us. She went above and beyond to care for us and we observed her providing this same exceptional level of care to others.”
Janelle Bair, RN, a visiting nurse with UPMC Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, was selected after being nominated by a patient’s caregiver. The caregiver wrote, “Janelle has repeatedly gone outside her duties to help us. On occasion, she has adjusted her personal plans to come address concerns and provide care. She demonstrated time and time again that she is committed to us, which is reassuring as we live in a remote area and would have to travel some distance to the nearest care provider. Janelle is a blessing.”
UPMC Susquehanna nurses are honored as DAISY Award winners every quarter. Anyone can nominate a nurse for the award including co-workers, patients, patient’s family members or physicians. Nomination forms are available at nursing stations and at UPMCSusquehanna.org/DAISY.
The DAISY Awards are currently presented at more than 900 hospitals, both nationwide and internationally. Supported by both AONE and The American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program, the DAISY award program is part of the not-for-profit DAISY Foundation based in Glen Ellen, Calif. All winners will be highlighted on the DAISY Foundation’s website.