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Nazareth Hospital’s Ticora Marable wins DAISY award

Naz­areth Hos­pit­al’s Pro­fes­sion­al Prac­tice Coun­cil re­cog­nized the hos­pit­al’s DAISY Award re­cip­i­ent for the fourth quarter of 2013: Ticora Mar­able, BSN, RN, of the Sixth Floor Trans­ition­al Care Unit. Ticora was presen­ted with the award by Mi­chael F. Be­shel, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN-NE-BC, VP, Pa­tient Care Ser­vices/Chief Nurs­ing Of­ficer on Tues­day, Dec. 3.

Ticora was nom­in­ated by two dif­fer­ent pa­tients. The first pa­tient ex­pressed kind words about Ticora’s will­ing­ness to help pa­tients, no mat­ter how big or small the re­quest.

“From day one, she has made me feel safe and com­fy. Whenev­er I buzz, she is there with a smile and a help­ing hand. No ques­tion is too small for her to an­swer. There needs to be more people like Ticora in this world. Ticora has made a dif­fer­ence in my life and I couldn’t thank her enough. Ticora, in my eyes, de­serves this award,” Pa­tient 1 said.

Pa­tient 2 echoed sim­il­ar sen­ti­ments about Ticora, adding, “Ticora’s pleas­ant smile re­flects her per­son­al­ity. From day one, “T” in­formed me of all my med­ic­a­tions. She prin­ted out warn­ing signs and what foods to avoid. My stay has been much bet­ter since Ticora was in my life. She is one of those people who will go that ex­tra mile to help you. She is an as­set to Naz­areth Hos­pit­al.”

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 Awards to re­cog­nize nurses who make a pro­found dif­fer­ence in the lives of their pa­tients and their fam­il­ies.

Pa­tients, vis­it­ors, phys­i­cians, oth­er nurses or team mem­bers 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 cowork­ers cel­eb­rate with a treat of cin­na­mon rolls, in keep­ing with a tra­di­tion the Barnes fam­ily es­tab­lished.

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