Crozer-Keystone Names Marie Hales, R.N., a DAISY Award Recipient - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on November 02, 2015

Crozer-Keystone Health System Names Marie Hales, R.N., a DAISY Award Recipient

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Crozer-Keystone Health System Names Marie Hales, R.N., a DAISY Award Recipient

Pictured left to right - Front Row: Linda Raszewski (standing in front of Bob Haffey), Eileen Young, Marie Hales, Christine Mendez, Christine Maiorano, Alyssa Giambri, Kathleen McCandless (kneeling on floor). Back Row: Bob Haffey, Colleen Auld, Jeanette Okeefe, Joanne Schultz, Robyn Baker.

Crozer-Keystone Health System named Taylor Hospital nurse, Marie Hales, R.N., the October DAISY Award Recipient. The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day.

DAISY Award Honorees personify Crozer-Keystone Health System’s remarkable patient experience. The nurse’s clinical skill and especially compassionate care exemplify the kind of nurse that our patients, their families and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model. She/he consistently meets all of the following criteria: Dedicated, Autonomous, Innovative, Selfless and Extraordinary.

She was nominated by a patient. In the words of her patient:

“I was admitted with a pretty severe kidney infection and kidney stones. I was very ill and in a great deal of pain. Upon admittance to the hospital, I began IV fluids and antibiotics. The next day, I was scheduled for the OR to put in a kidney stent. However, my white blood cell count continued to rise even on IV antibiotics and they rescheduled me for the OR right away. I was pretty upset because neither my friends nor family could make it before I went under.

I have a fear of anesthesia and my nurse, not only patiently helped me prep, but when she realized how upset and scared I was she took the time to comfort me and helped me have a better perspective going into the OR. I will never forget how kind and compassionate she was when I felt scared. She was also there to cheerfully greet me when they brought me back up after recovery. She made my time at Taylor more comfortable, less stressful, less fearful, less painful and more positive than expected.“

Hales and her colleagues were treated to lunch and Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls to celebrate.

The not-for-profit national DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of an auto-immune disease. The care that Barnes and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Each DAISY Award Honoree is recognized at a public ceremony on his or her unit, and receives certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful hand-carved stone sculpture. Additionally, the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness.

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