The DAISY Award, established by The DAISY Foundation, is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. It is presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Each quarter, Cooper will honor a nurse with The DAISY Award.
Thaler, a cardiac nurse on Cooper’s Pavilion 9 nursing unit, was selected among 52 nominees. He was nominated for the award by a patient’s family for the way he treated their loved one with a calming and compassionate professional attitude. “He always took the time to talk to us and reassure us at length,” they said in the nomination. “He made us feel like part of the care plan.” Thaler has been a member of the Cooper staff since 2008. A graduate of Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Thaler has been a registered nurse for seven years.
Each quarter’s winner receives a DAISY Award recipient pin, a Healer’s Touch hand-carved statue, an award certificate and a gift certificate for cinnamon rolls from Cinnabon. In addition, the selected nurse’s unit receives a banner to post for the quarter.
Anyone—patients, families and professional colleagues—may nominate a Cooper nurse for The DAISY Award. The DAISY Nomination materials are located on nursing units and other public locations throughout the main Cooper campus and outpatient offices, as well as online through the Cooper website. Visit http://www.cooperhealth.org/should-your-nurse-receive-daisy-award to learn more.