DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., August 23, 2018 – Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center recognized registered nurses Heather Campochiaro and Tiffany Green with the DAISY award.
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care provided by nurses.
Campochiaro is nurse on the pediatric unit at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. A parent of a patient nominated Campochiaro for the care she gave her daughter.
“This nurse is a perfect example of everything a nurse should be. Being in the hospital with a sick child is hard, but she made it a little easier. Her genuine compassion for her patients shows. My daughter's face would light up every time she entered the room. Beyond caring for my daughter, she also alleviated my stress and worries of being away from my other daughter and my home by permeating positive vibes and smiles,” the parent wrote in a nomination of Campochiaro. “If I had my choice, I would ALWAYS want her to be our nurse! It shows that this is more than a job for her. She is truly a blessing, and I thank her for everything. She is a one-in-a-million nurse. God bless her.”
A patient nominated Green, a nurse on Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s medical care unit.
“This nurse’s knowledge and skills amazed me. She never made me feel like a number. As a patient suffering from anxiety, times can be difficult, and being in pain and being scared makes for a long night. She took her very valuable time to talk with me and even held my hand. Her huge heart still brings me happy and grateful tears,” the patient wrote in her nomination of Green. “I know that her efforts for me have expedited my healing time, mentally and physically. I am honored to have been a patient of hers.”
In recognition of this honor, both Campochiaro and Green 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. Both of their units also received cinnamon rolls and a DAISY banner to display.
Created in 1999, more than 2,400 healthcare facilities in all 50 states, as well as 14 other countries, use the DAISY Award to honor nurses.
To nominate a Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center nurse for a DAISY Award, visit https://www.floridahospital.com/memorial-medical-center/daisy-award.
About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, has announced that it will soon change its name to AdventHealth. Based in Altamonte Springs, Adventist Health System is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospital campuses and more than 80,000 employees. As of Jan. 2, 2019, all of Adventist Health System’s wholly owned hospitals and care sites across its footprint in nine states will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo. This name change is not the result of a merger, acquisition or change in ownership, but part of our efforts to help consumers easily identify AdventHealth’s care locations and services. We remain steadfastly committed to delivering whole-person care for the mind, body and spirit and our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ remains the same.
Located in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has 327-beds and is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. For more information about Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.