Sarah Lipinski, RN Wins DAISY Award!

Congratulations to Sarah Lapinski, RN who has received the DAISY Award! Sarah started working at Magee on November 11, 2011. In their nominations for Sarah, patients, families, and fellow colleagues reflected on how she always put patients first, helps her team members whenever needed, and is positively receptive to all in any situation.

Sarah’s patients reflected on her education skills and how it impacted their abilities to care for themselves. Sarah is one of those leaders who consistently demonstrates compassion in everything she does and sets the example for others to follow. She is admired and respected as a leader by her colleagues and team members. One of the most important personal qualities people look for and admire in a nurse leader is personal credibility. Sarah earns that credibility on a daily basis by voicing and practicing shared values. Her consistency of words and deeds influence shared aspirations for the entire nursing team on 3rd floor.

We extend heartfelt congratulations to the 20 outstanding nurses who received DAISY Award nominations from patients, families, and colleagues:

Barbara Amato – 5th floor
Till Manthey – Per diem
Theresa Morton – 5th floor
Tedra Smalls – 4th floor
Tanya Medina – 5th floor
Sarah Lapinski – 3rd floor
Rey Reyna- 5th floor
Phil Guest- Per Diem
Melissa Schwartz -4th floor
Marlow Tucker- 3rd floor
Ligy Thomas- 3rd floor
Kathy Dalin- 4th floor
Jincy Joseph- 3rd floor
Helenmay Bady- 3rd floor
Cori Wright- 3rd floor
Cindy Jupin- 4th floor
Cecelia McCall- 4th floor
Camille Young- 4th floor
Bianca Beatty- 4th floor
Jeff Miller- 3rd floor

The DAISY Foundation was formed in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications from an auto-immune disease. When deciding how to honor Patrick’s memory, his family thought the one positive thing they could hold onto from the experience of his hospitalization was the amazingly skillful and compassionate care he received from his nurses. They felt compelled to express their profound gratitude to nurses for the work they do for patients and their families every day, and that’s how the DAISY Award was born. Today, the DAISY Award is presented to nurses at more than 2,000 healthcare facilities in 15 countries worldwide.

Pictured L to R: Nurse Educator Barbara Miller, 3rd Floor Nurse Manager John Menzano, COO Bob Kautzman, Sarah Lipinksi, CEO Dr. Jack Carroll

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