On Dec. 18, 2023, St. Peter’s Hospital ICU nurse Tiffani Renner was recognized as a DAISY Honoree. The event was made even more meaningful when the Houbres, the nominating family and former patient, attended the ceremony.
Highlights of the event included the reading of the nomination and presentation of the DAISY Award Certificate and DAISY Honoree pin by Meredith Robison, Chief Nursing Officer for SPHP – Acute Care; presentation of the Healer’s Touch sculpture by Kim Baker, Senior VP of Hospital Operations; and the signing of the DAISY banner by Tiffani.
Every day, nurses go above and beyond to provide patients and families with excellent, compassionate care. The DAISY Award is an international recognition program to celebrate and recognize nurses by collecting nominations from patients, families, and co-workers.
In their nomination, the Houbres wrote: “She treated the entire family as if we were her patients, always asking if we needed anything or being just a step or hand wave away. She started conversation with us and laughed at our jokes (even the bad dad jokes) … she was so confident in everything she was doing. She would come in at every alarm or each time we had a question about something they were doing and explain why an alarm sounded or why she was doing something to push or pull fluid or test his levels of heparin. She was great at calming our fears and those of my husband.”
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died from complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem.