Crozer Health Recognizes Priscilla Reed, RN, as DAISY® Award Recipient
Crozer Health recently recognized Priscilla Reed, RN, of Crozer-Chester Medical Center 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.
Reed, a nurse on 1 West at Crozer-Chester Medical Center was nominated for The DAISY Award by the mother of a patient for the compassion and comfort she provided to the family throughout a difficult time. The woman’s 23-year-old son was brought in as a trauma patient.
“Priscilla deserves this award because she is compassionate, smart, relentless, caring and willing to stand up for her patients and treat them as if they were her own family,” the patient’s mother said. “Thank you, Priscilla, and thank you, Crozer-Chester, for choosing her! Priscilla makes a difference.”
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.
DAISY Award honorees are 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.