Crozer-Keystone Health System Names Joan Zekonis, R.N. Daisy Award Recipient - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on February 08, 2016

Crozer-Keystone Health System Names Joan Zekonis, R.N. Daisy Award Recipient

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Crozer-Keystone Health System Names Joan Zekonis, R.N. Daisy Award Recipient

Joan Zekonis, BSN, R.N., CCRN receiving her DAISY Award.

Crozer-Keystone Health System named Joan Zekonis, BSN, R.N., CCRN  as a recipient for the DAISY Award. The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates nurses that consistently meet all of the following criteria: Dedicated, Autonomous, Innovative, Selfless and Extraordinary.

DAISY Award Honorees personify Crozer-Keystone Health System’s remarkable patient experience. The honoree’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.

“This nurse not only cared for my mom, she cared for her family too. She is so compassionate and did anything to help. She puts her patients first every day and always made sure we knew what was happening with my mother’s care. The first night our mom was in the hospital was so hard on us and she came in to reassure us that she would take care of our mom like she was her own. She is our favorite nurse,” says the daughter of a patient that nominated Zekonis for this award.

Zekonis and her colleagues in the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center were treated to Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls and refreshments.  

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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