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Nazareth Hospital nurse wins award

Naz­areth Hos­pit­al’s Pro­fes­sion­al Prac­tice Coun­cil re­cently honored re­gistered nurse Lisa Bell with the hos­pit­al’s DAISY Award for the third quarter.

Bell was nom­in­ated by a pa­tient’s daugh­ter, who said of her, “She is an amaz­ing, kind, caring em­ploy­ee who goes out of her way to help pa­tients and their fam­il­ies. Lisa is avail­able, it seems, like 24/7. She has gone above and way bey­ond to help me to get my moth­er situ­ated… Lisa made things so much easi­er to handle. While my op­tim­ism de­creased, she as­sured me things would go smoothly and they did.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Found­a­tion was es­tab­lished by fam­ily mem­bers in memory of J. Patrick “Pat” Barnes. The care Patrick re­ceived in­spired the Barnes fam­ily to cre­ate the DAISY Award to re­cog­nize nurses who make a pro­found dif­fer­ence in the lives of their pa­tients and their fam­il­ies.

Pa­tients, vis­it­ors, phys­i­cians and oth­er nurses can nom­in­ate a Naz­areth nurse for the DAISY Award. One re­cip­i­ent is se­lec­ted each quarter.  

Each honoree re­ceives a sculp­ture called “A Heal­er’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY Award win­ner’s unit co-work­ers cel­eb­rate with a treat of cin­na­mon rolls, in keep­ing with a tra­di­tion the Barnes fam­ily es­tab­lished. ••

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