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Nurse Receives DAISY Award

ORANGE CITY, Fla., August 25, 2017 – Florida Hospital Fish Memorial recognized registered nurse Colton Hadley with the DAISY award. 
 
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care provided by nurses. 
 
A patient’s family member nominated Hadley for this recognition after he cared for their 89-year old mother who was injured after a fall in her home. 
 
“I live in upstate New York and was unable to get to Florida for several days… When I had conversations with my mom, every other sentence was about how Nurse Colton helped her do this, and helped her to that,” the family member wrote in a nomination for Hadley. “Colton is the very most helpful, considerate, caring young male nurse I have ever been in contact with… He lifted her spirits throughout her stay in the hospital and was a huge factor in getting her up and walking. My mom and our family are so appreciative that this young man came to our aid at a very trying time.  He should be commended for his compassion and work ethic.”
 
Created in 1999, more than 2,400 healthcare facilities in all 50 states, as well as 14 other countries, use the DAISY Award to honoring nurses.
 
In recognition of this honor, Hadley received a vase of daisies, an award pin, a tote bag, and a hand-carved stone sculpture of the “Healer’s Touch” by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. 
 
His unit, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s progressive care unit, also received cinnamon rolls and a DAISY banner to display.
 
To nominate a Florida Hospital Fish Memorial nurse for a DAISY Award, visit: https://www.floridahospital.com/fish-memorial/daisy-award.  
 
About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has 175-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit www.FHFishMemorial.org.
 
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Florida Hospital Fish Memorial recognized registered nurse Colton Hadley with the DAISY award after a family member nominated him for the care he provided for their 89-year old mother who was injured after a fall in her home. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care provided by nurses. In recognition of this honor, Hadley (center) received a vase of daisies which he shared with his colleagues in the progressive care unit. Hadley also received an award pin, a tote bag, and a hand-carved stone sculpture of the “Healer’s Touch” by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.