Griffin Health recently honored Christine Finerty, RN, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate care nurses provide patients and families every day. Winners can be nominated by patients, patients’ family or friends, or fellow caregivers for their exemplary care.
Finerty, a nurse at The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital, was nominated by a patient for her understanding, responsiveness, and patient-centered care.
“Christine was my nurse when I arrived at labor and delivery the morning of my induction,” the nomination for Finerty stated. “I was experiencing a lot of anxiety from the moment I woke up that morning and when I met Christine, I told her about this. Throughout my induction she was super supportive and walked me through each step. When my induction turned into an urgent C-section, I immediately turned to her and asked if she was going to be in the OR with me. When she said yes, I felt such a great relief. Her attention to detail to my physical and emotional state did not go unnoticed. She truly demonstrates what it means to be an excellent nurse to both mother and baby.”
Information about the DAISY Award is included in Griffin Health patient information packets and nomination forms are available online and at all Griffin Health locations. The award recipients are chosen by a committee at Griffin and the award is presented throughout the year. For more information, visit griffinhealth.org/daisy.
About The DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.