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Griffin Health Nurse Gail Chaffee RN, recently received The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Griffin Health in Derby recently honored Gail Chaffee, 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.

Chaffee, a nurse at Griffin Hospitals 2 North A Inpatient Unit, was nominated by a fellow coworker for her compassion and leadership.

“Gail leads her peers by example through her nursing skill set and doesn’t hesitate to help or educate anyone,” the nomination for Chaffee stated. “She is an expert in hospice care and guides staff to ensure patient’s transitions are comfortable. She has compassion for all patients, whether assigned to her or not. She strives to see every nurse on our unit be successful with positive outcomes for all.”

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.