Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital ICU Team, Emergency Department Nurse Receive DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Care
Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital’s ICU nursing staff was recently honored with the 2019 DAISY Team Award for extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care. Additionally, Cherry Hill Emergency Department nurse Erica Ceron BSN, RN, received the first-quarter 2020 DAISY Award for individual achievement.
Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues for demonstrating excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary compassionate care, and a high level of professionalism. The DAISY Team Award honors collaboration among two or more nurse-led associates who meet family or patient family needs by going “above and beyond” the traditional role of nursing.
A grateful widow who nominated the hospital’s ICU team said: “The care my husband received was beyond anything I could have hoped for. I wanted to be there with him to the end, and the nurses provided a recliner, blanket, pillow, and meal with an orchid on the tray. I will always keep that orchid, which reminds me of the kindness I experienced during this difficult time.”
Erica Ceron of Voorhees, NJ, was nominated for her extraordinary care of an elderly patient in the Emergency Department whose family members said her compassion and professionalism “left a lasting impression.”
DAISY Award winners are chosen following a review of nominations by the Jefferson’s Clinical Recognition Committee in New Jersey. The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in late 1999 from complications of an auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique way of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patients’ families. For more information about the DAISY Award, visit www.DAISYfoundation.org.