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Griffin Health recently honored Nidia Montalvo, LPN, 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.

Montalvo, a nurse in Griffin’s 2 North A inpatient unit, was nominated by a patient for her kindness, responsiveness and in exceeding expectations in making sure the patient was able to get medication before leaving the hospital.

“Nidia made me smile right from the start,” the nomination for Montalvo stated. “She is humorous, very confident and extremely happy with her profession. Nidia went above and beyond to help me out with my prescription. I cherish her wink, her smile, and her joy to help others.”

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.