Cooper University Health Care recognized pediatric nurse Rachel McCormick, RN, of Mount Laurel, NJ, with the DAISY Award for providing exceptional care.
Rachel was nominated by the parents of a young patient who was hospitalized at Cooper for several days. “From the time we stepped on the unit, Rachel made the entire experience so trouble free,” said the patient’s father. “She is a very professional and knowledgeable individual who shows that she has great pride in her profession as a nurse.”
The DAISY Award, established by The DAISY Foundation, is an international program that celebrates the extraordinary care given by nurses every day. It is presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Each quarter, Cooper honors a nurse with The DAISY Award.
Each winner receives a DAISY Award recipient pin, a Healer’s Touch hand-carved statue, an award certificate and a gift certificate to 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.
Wendy A. Marano
Public Relations Manager