Crozer-Keystone Recognizes Karen Murphy, R.N. as a DAISY Award Recipient - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on December 12, 2016

Crozer-Keystone Recognizes Karen Murphy, R.N. as a DAISY Award Recipient

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Grant Gegwich
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Grant.Gegwich@crozer.org

Karen Murphy, R.N., a telemetry nurse specializing in oncology and acute elder care at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, is congratulated on her Daisy Award by her colleagues, management, and senior leadership.

Karen Murphy, R.N., a telemetry nurse specializing in oncology and acute elder care at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, is congratulated on her Daisy Award by her colleagues, management, and senior leadership.

Crozer-Keystone Health System recently recognized Karen Murphy, R.N. of West Chester, a telemetry nurse specializing in oncology and acute elder care at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, as a recipient of the DAISY Award. Nurses that receive this significant accomplishment are chosen based on their ability to consistently meet all of the following criteria: Dedicated, Autonomous, Innovative, Selfless and Extraordinary. Murphy was nominated by a patient for this award.

This particular patient was recently admitted for a partial nephrectomy and was recovering on the 2 South Unit at Crozer. According to the patient, “Karen was instrumental and adept in controlling my pain issues by using a combination of medications. She was very caring and attentive to my needs, for which I sincerely appreciated her caring attitude. Karen had a nursing student with her the night she cared for me, and I am certain that she will pass on many of her skills to the new nurse.”

Eileen Young, M.S.N., R.N., chief nursing officer for Crozer-Keystone, commented, “Karen Murphy is a terrific example of a caring nurse that always gives her best to her patients, and we appreciate her willingness to extend her knowledge to the next generation of nurses.”

DAISY Foundation and DAISY Award

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 at the age of 33 from complications from 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 a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a beautifully hand-carved stone sculpture. In addition, the unit celebrates their colleague’s achievement with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls which were a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness.

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