Adventist Health and Rideout honors nurses with DAISY Awards
Each quarter, Adventist Health and Rideout honors nurses who have provided
outstanding care with DAISY Awards. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary
Nurses is presented in medical facilities throughout the U.S. and the
world to recognize the education, training, skill and compassionate care
nurses provide. Patients, their friends and families, co-workers, physicians
and volunteers may nominate a nurse for the award. Below is the most recent
DAISY Award winner.
Congratulations Dodge Somoso our April 2018 Daisy Award recipient for “Extraordinary
He was selected for this award by his colleagues (quote paraphrased):
“Dodge exuberates altruistic compassionate and empathic patient centered
care … He truly sets the bar for other nurses to follow …
He is a leader and a mentor to our new aspiring student RNs teaching them
the nursing process, while he holds integrity and the highest level …
Dodge delivers excellent nursing care and his patients express so much
gratitude for his care. Recently when assigned to the hospital Rapid Response
Nurse, he rounded on each patient, visually assessing them to ensure their
safety. On a daily basis he is a pleasure to work with. Shifts pass smoothly
with less worry when he is working. Dodge simply shines and is completely
deserving of this award.”
A recent patient family member’s Yelp review expressed gratitude
for his tender, loving care and compassion. Both the patient and family
were moved by his love for nursing and said his care reinforced his kindness.
Daisy Award Recognition
Recognize an employee with a DAISY Award.
Our nurses live this personal commitment every day, healing, supporting
and touching the lives of our patients and their families. If you’ve
experienced the extraordinary care and compassion of a nurseand you’d
like to recognize themwho most positively affected your, your friend’s
or your family member’s care, please use one of the options below.
THANK A Nurse
The DAISY Award
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was created in 2001 as a “thank
you” to the nurses deserving of our respect, and as recognition
for the education, training, skill and compassion they put into action
every workday. The DAISY Award is presented in medical facilities throughout
the U.S. Each DAISY Award recipient receives:
- A certificate signed by the chief nursing officer and Mark Barnes of The
DAISY Foundation. It reads, "In deep appreciation of all you do, who you
are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of
so many people."
- A DAISY Award pin.
- A hand-carved Shona sculpture entitled "A Healer's Touch." These serpentine
stone sculptures are hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.
The sculptures are especially meaningful because of profound respect the
Shona people pay their traditional healers. Shona healers affectionately
regarded as treasures those they care for, and the well-being and safety
of the healer is of community-wide importance.