First Daisy Award presented to deserving nurse at Fishermen’s Community Hospital
Marathon, FL – January 27, 2020 – Fishermen’s Community Hospital is proud to present Cheryl Signor, R.N., nursing supervisor, with its first DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for demonstrating compassion and patient-centered care, which embody the meaning of the DAISY Award and mission of Baptist Health.
Ms. Signor was nominated by a patient who was involved in a head-on collision when she was 34 weeks pregnant. Ms. Signor saw the accident occur a few cars in front of her own and, without a second thought, jumped into action by entering the passenger side of the vehicle. She immediately introduced herself and assured the patient that “we are going to get through this.” The highly skilled nurse focused on keeping the expectant mother calm while assessing for signs of labor. Once out of the vehicle, Ms. Signor remained by the patient’s side in the ambulance until she was treated and airlifted from the scene.
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The nursing recognition program was launched in 1999 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. The DAISY Foundation and Award were created by his family as an expression of gratitude for the nursing care he received during his illness.
The DAISY Award is presented twice a year at Fishermen’s Community Hospital and the recipient is chosen by the hospital’s Professional Development Council.
About Fishermen’s Community Hospital
Fishermen’s Community Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About the DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of an autoimmune disease (hence the name, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System). Patrick received extraordinary care from his nurses, and his family felt compelled to express their profound gratitude for the compassion and skill nurses bring to patients and families every day. The DAISY Award celebrates nurses in over 3,600 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing around the world. For more information about The DAISY Award and the Foundation’s other recognition of nurses, faculty and students, visit www.DAISYfoundation.org.
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Fisherman’s Community Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Cheryl Cottrell, R.N., presented Cheryl Signor, R.N., with the hospital’s first DAISY Award.
Cheryl Signor, R.N., along with her colleagues, celebrated with the patient who nominated her for the award.