Cassandra Reuben, LPN, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Reuben works in neuroscience services at Baptist Hospital.
A patient’s wife recognized Reuben for the exceptional care she provided. “She made a stressful stay much more enjoyable with her wonderful sense of humor while meeting her obligations as a very busy nurse. She kept us in the know and gave us continued updates,” the nomination read. “She kept focused on the care she provided. I’m so thankful for her caring spirit and heart.”
The DAISY Award is part of a national merit-based recognition program established by the DAISY Foundation that celebrates the education, training and skill that nurses put into their work every day and, especially, the devoted care they give their patients. Nominations can be submitted by patients, families, physicians and colleagues. Names from nominations are removed so that they are anonymous before being reviewed by a selection committee. One nurse is then chosen as the DAISY Award winner. DAISY Awards are presented on a regular basis, usually monthly or quarterly.
“The DAISY Award is a wonderful way for Baptist Health Care to recognize nurses for the expert, compassionate care they provide every day. Nurses serve as patient advocates and skilled care providers,” said Baptist Health Care Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Joyce Nichols, APRN, FNP-BC, CWOCN. “The role of the front-line nurse has never been more important. We are proud to participate in the DAISY Award program and to recognize our nurses for providing a healing touch to their patients, both physically and emotionally.”
For more information, visit https://www.ebaptisthealthcare.org/Nursing/nurse-recognition-program.
About Baptist Health Care
Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life’s journey. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.