Bonnie Gane, RN Recognized As DAISY Award Recipient
Crozer Health recently recognized Bonnie Gane, RN, as a recipient of The DAISY® Award.
The DAISY Award is a program that rewards excellence in nursing and was created by The DAISY® Foundation to recognize the clinical skills, extraordinary passion and care exemplified by nurses every day. Award recipients consistently demonstrate each of the following criteria: Dedicated, Autonomous, Innovative, Selfless and Extraordinary.
Gane, a nurse in the infusion center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, was nominated for The DAISY Award by a colleague for her selflessness, empathy and true compassion for her patients.
“We have a mutual patient who Bonnie has taken care of in the infusion center. The patient has severe inflammatory bowel disease and anemia,” Gane’s colleague explained. “Bonnie arrived by the patient's bedside to provide her comfort as she underwent a colonoscopy —holding her hand and providing encouraging words and even giving her a hug after all she went through that morning. Bonnie obviously went well above and beyond her duties as an oncology infusion nurse that day.”
Gane’s colleague continued, “I am sure the patient will never forget that day, and nor will I. Bonnie is a true gem and really such a bright example of what every medical provider should be. It is clear that her patients come first and that she truly develops a special bond with them.”
The DAISY® Foundation and The 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 autoimmune disease. The care that Barnes and his family received from nurses throughout his illness 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.