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Crozer Health Recognizes Megan George R.N. as DAISY® Award Recipient


By Lauren Contino

Crozer Healthrecently recognized Megan George R.N., from the Emergency Department at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, as a recipient of The DAISY® Award.

The DAISY® Award is a program that recognizes excellence in nursing and was created by The DAISY® Foundation to highlight 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.

Megan was nominated for The DAISY® Award by a patient at Crozer-Chester Medical Center for the compassion and comfort she provided during their visit. “As an addict, a lot of times, I am treated differently in hospitals. I relapsed after a sufficient amount of clean time and overdosed. Megan G. wasn't my nurse but still took time out of her day to talk to me about what happened and offered her help. She was very compassionate and understanding, and I could tell she genuinely cared,” the patient said.  “Megan wasn't judgmental in any way and spent a lot of time, which she probably didn't have, to help me just by listening. I am incredibly grateful for her kindness.”

“Megan is a tremendous asset within Crozer’s ED. She is a patient advocate and always goes above and beyond for all her patients. Her eagerness and positive personality allow her to provide the highest level of care while ensuring patient satisfaction,” says Tom Mckniff, Clinical Director in the Emergency Department at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. “Megan is an integral part of our staff, and this award speaks to her dedication to delivering high-quality, safe patient care. It is an honor to have such a dedicated individual on our team."

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 beautiful 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.