St. Peter’s Hospital is proud to recognize one of its nurses for her exceptional patient care.
On November 7, the hospital’s Retention and Recruitment Council presented a DAISY Award to Reyana Reyes, RN. She was one of more than 50 nurse nominees honored at the event, which is held quarterly to honor the outstanding efforts of St. Peter’s Hospital nurses.
A former patient, named Robert, nominated Reyes for the extraordinary care she provided him during his five-day hospitalization following major surgery.
“Ms. Reyes was one of the few people who recognized I was hearing impaired and consistently adjusted her speech and faced me when she spoke,” Robert wrote. “I was so appreciative of this.”
“I didn’t realize I was going above and beyond,” Reyes said following the event. “This is truly an honor.”
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The family of Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), created the DAISY Award to honor his memory and recognize the healing work of the nurses who had cared for him and continue to care for patients everywhere. The DAISY Award has been adopted by health care facilities across the United States, and is now part of the culture of St. Peter’s Hospital.
“Congratulations to Reyana Reyes and all of our nurse nominees on the presentation of this DAISY Award,” said Celeste DesChamps, RN, MS, NEA-BC, interim chief nursing officer at St. Peter’s Hospital. “Reyana exemplifies the core values of St. Peter’s Hospital, providing exceptional, compassionate care to our patients. It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and this award offers us a way to do that.”
Attendees included members of Reyes’ family, as well as the patient who nominated her for the award, and his family.
There are more than 2,000 health care facilities in all 50 states and 14 other countries, committed to honoring nurses with The DAISY Award.