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April 18th, 2019 Baptist Health South Florida

West Kendall Baptist Hospital Nurse Jobic Butao Honored by IHI and Daisy Foundation

Butao, who will receive the individual award for Extraordinary Nurses, will be
recognized at the IHI Patient Safety Congress, May 15–17

Jobic Ray Butao_resizedBoston, MA — April 17, 2019 — The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the DAISY Foundation have announced Jobic Ray Butao, BSN, RN, CCRN, critical care nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, is the recipient of the 2019 IHI DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The awards will be conferred during the IHI Patient Safety Congress, May 15–17, 2019, in Houston, Texas.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes individual nurses and clinical teams throughout the year for their extraordinary, compassionate care. A signature program of the DAISY Foundation, more than 3,600 health care facilities and nursing schools across the US and in 21 other countries participate every year. Nearly 170 nurses and nurse-led teams, first honored within their own organizations between January 2017 and June 2018, were eligible for the IHI DAISY Awards, which place special emphasis on efforts to improve workforce and patient safety.

“We saw an incredibly diverse pool of nominees with strong dedication to their patients and to providing safe health care,” said Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, Vice President, Safety Programs, IHI. “These honorees demonstrate nursing skill and expertise matched by compassionate care, collegiality with peers, and a commitment to advancing their profession.”

Butao has worked with his organization’s executives to initiate leadership rounds in the unit and has led efforts to reduce central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). The unit had no cases of CLABSI over an 11-month period and only one case of CAUTI. The practices put in place through Butao’s efforts are being implemented in other units of the hospital.

“Jobic is a dynamic peer leader, a skilled clinician, and a researcher,” said Sandra McLean, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, West Kendall Baptist Hospital. “He is also patient, kind and compassionate with his patients and their families — truly the picture of an extraordinary caregiver.”

“The DAISY Awards were created to express gratitude to nurses around the world for their compassion,” said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Co-Founder and CEO of the DAISY Foundation.” This year’s honorees exemplify the professionalism and humanity that are hallmarks of outstanding nursing care. We are proud to partner with IHI in recognizing the important contributions nurses make to improving care and safety.”

About West Kendall Baptist Hospital
West Kendall Baptist Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida 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 at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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