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Griffin Health Nurse Nicole Carvalho, RN, recently received The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Griffin Health in Derby recently honored Nicole Carvalho, 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.

Carvalho, a nurse in The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital, was nominated by a patient for her unwavering support and kindness.

“The birth of my son was a long, and tiring, but rewarding experience,” the nomination for Carvalho stated. “Nicole explained to me how to push effectively and really encouraged me! After the delivery, she went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and heard throughout my hospital stay. Nicole had the perfect mix of giving advice and listening to what I wanted. I am very thankful for her!”

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.