DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses
Mather Hospital is proud of the care and compassion our nurses give our patients every day. If you feel your Mather nurse took extraordinary care of you or your family member, please nominate him/her for the DAISY Award.
The DAISY Award was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of an auto-immune disease at age 33. During Pat’s hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided to him and everyone in his family. The DAISY Foundation was created in Pat’s memory and recognizes nurses who make an enormous difference by the super-human work they do.
If you'd like to nominate a Mather nurse for a DAISY Award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your nomination. Please be sure to include:
- Your name
- Your daytime phone
- Nurse’s name
- Nurse's unit/care area
- Reason why you believe this nurse is extraordinary
If you have any questions, please call Kristin Lindenmeier at 631-473-1320, ext. 5637.
Joann Hughes, RN, BSN, (center) a staff nurse on Mather Hospital's Telemetry Unit, was honored with the DAISY Award Dec. 22, 2015 for her outstanding dedication. The patient who nominated her for the honor said of Hughes: "She cares about her patients and is always pleasant. She takes time to listen to your problems and worries. This is so important..." Offering congratulations are (from left) Mather Hospital President Kenneth Roberts (left), Annemarie Doodian, RN, Nurse Recruitment and Retention; Vice President for Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer Marie Mulligan, RN, MSN; and Telemetry Nurse Manager Liz Picozzi, BSN, RN.
Christine Mac Entee, RN, is Mather Hospital's first DAISY Award winner. She received the honor in May 2015 and offering congratulations at the surprise presentation are (from left) Mather President Kenneth Roberts; Diane Marotta, Vice President, Human Resources; Brandy Feliu, RN, Magnet Program Director; Marie Mulligan, RN MSN, Vice President for Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer; Mary Ferrara, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager; Teresa Grimes, MN, RN, Associate Vice President for Nursing; and Annemarie Doodian, RN, Nurse Recruitment and Retention.