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Florida Hospital New Smyrna Recognizes Nurse with DAISY Award

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., May 16, 2018 – Florida Hospital New Smyrna recognized registered nurse Erin Krall with the DAISY award. 
 
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care provided by nurses. 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.
 
Krall is a critical care nurse and works in Florida Hospital New Smyrna’s intensive care unit (ICU). She was nominated for the award by a colleague. 
 
“Erin is the epitome of what a nurse should be. She is caring, tender, compassionate, understanding and, most of all, loving.  I had the privilege of working with Erin early in her career when she was an EKG Tech in Cardiopulmonary. Working with her was very enjoyable as she was reliable and great to all the patients.  Now seeing her as an amazing nurse, this hospital is lucky to have such a fine employee,” Rey Pineiro, clinical coordinator for the Florida Hospital New Smyrna cardiology lab, wrote in a nomination form for Krall. 
 
Pineiro relayed a story about Krall as an example of the type of nurse she is. 
 
While Pineiro performed an echocardiogram, a patient's wife was visibly nervous about her husband's condition. Krall comforted the patient and his wife and took the time to explain everything that was happening. 
 
“Erin focused solely on being engaged with the stressed spouse; she was not thinking about the many other things she had on her plate or any other patients she had to take care of,” Pineiro explained. “Erin stayed connected and did not leave until the spouse had calmed down.”
 
“As a patient or family member, the hospital can be a sad place at times, as the news might not always be good, and the pain may take time to subside,” Pineiro added. “But when a facility has a nurse that is genuinely kind, outstanding and exceptional in-patient care, well, it can make all the hurt, pain, and suffering more bearable. I am honored to work with such a fine individual.”
 
In recognition of this honor, Kroll 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. Her unit, Florida Hospital New Smyrna’s ICU, also received cinnamon rolls and a DAISY banner to display.
 
About Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital New Smyrna is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital New Smyrna has 112-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 New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org. 
 
Photo Caption:
Registered nurse Erin Krall, critical care nurse in Florida Hospital New Smyrna’s intensive care unit (ICU), received the DAISY award. Pictured from left to right: Rey Pineiro, Florida Hospital New Smyrna cardiology lab clinical coordinator and nominated Krall; Yolanda Cooke, ICU nurse manager and Krall’s manager; husband John Krall; Krall; and Dawn Lynch, Florida Hospital New Smyrna chief nursing officer.