Crozer Health Recognizes AnnMarie Gallagher, R.N. as a DAISY Award Recipient
Crozer Health recently recognized AnnMarie Gallagher, R.N., of Springfield, a Telemetry nurse at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, as a recipient of the DAISY Award.
This award recognizes nurses who consistently meet each of the following criteria: Dedicated, Autonomous, Innovative, Selfless and Extraordinary. Gallagher was nominated for the award by one of her patients.
“AnnMarie was always available and very interactive about my care,” the patient said. “She took time to explain each and every thing, often stopping by to see if everything was fine (site change, water, pain, etc.). Her smile was a delight to see each morning. She was very compassionate, and I needed that. She stopped by to see me before and after every procedure,” the patient continued.
“AnnMarie has been a nurse here at DCMH since 2004. She is a professional patient advocate who is very resourceful and always thinking outside of the box. AnnMarie is a team player who manages to support both her patients and her peers,” says Allison Monaghan, B.S.N., R.N. clinical nurse director at DCMH. 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 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.