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DAISY Brings Element of Surprise

Kelly Launiere, RN, a Florida Hospital Zephyrhills employee for 13 years and an operating room circulator and urology service line leader, received the hospital’s coveted DAISY Award for June. The award is given to one nurse monthly who demonstrates excellence in the nursing profession and upholds the hospital’s mission.

Launiere was nominated for a DAISY Award by a patient who needs to have a replacement stent put in every 10 weeks. The individual stated that Launiere consistently does “a very good job, has always been very caring and knows how to put patients at ease.”

Caroline Whitis, RN, Director of Surgery and Launiere’s supervisor, described her as being “very competent, caring and a great patient advocate.” Whitis added that Launiere is “a seasoned nurse in the operating room, pays close attention to detail and is someone we are proud to work with and have on the surgical unit.”

About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is an award winning 149-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County.  It is a proud member of the Adventist Health System, providing a legacy of health and healing for more than 150 years.  The hospital offers the only comprehensive cardiovascular program in East and Central Pasco County, including open heart surgery and valve repair. Equipped with eight technologically advanced surgical suites, the hospital provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical services including, but not limited to general, orthopedic, endoscopic, gynecology, urology, cardiovascular and robotic procedures.  The Women’s Health Center at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills provides gynecology, urology, pelvic floor health, obstetrics and breast care through the Simpson Breast Health Center.  And, the hospital’s newly renovated ER delivers emergency medical care 24/7 with a fast track suite for minor emergencies. Other programs and services include a Wellness Center, Wellness Spa, Center for Wound Healing, Bone and Joint Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Imaging.  To learn more visit