Every year, Dayton Children's recognizes several nurses for demonstraing nursing excellence based on the Synergy Professional Model of Patient Care. The 2012 Excellence in Nursing Award Winners are:
- Alice Rivera, RN, surgical services: Clinical Judgment
- Amanda Hofmann, RN, Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center: Advocacy/Moral Agency
- Elizabeth Lee, RN, general pediatrics: Caring Practices
- Molly Depoorter, RN, surgical services: Collaboration
- Sandra Bartosik, MS, RN, CCRC, pulmonary medicine: Clinical Inquiry
- Amy Kosanovich, BSN, RN, general pediatrics, Response to Diversity
- Alysia Brazel, BSN, RN, NREMT-Basic, Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center: Systems Thinking
- Cheryl Coffey, BSN, RN, hematology/oncology clinic: Facilitator of Learning
- Jennifer Ayers, BSN, RN, Newborn Intensive Care Unit: Outstanding New Employee
- Kristen Morey, BSN, RN, IMCU/ PICU: Outstanding New Graduate
Clinical Judgment – Functions independently and utilizes sound decision making skills. Demonstrates excellent critical thinking skills. Has strong clinical skills that are acquired through both formal and experimental knowledge.
Advocacy and Moral Agency – Works on another’s behalf and represents the concerns of the patient, family and community. Identifies and helps resolve ethical and clinical concerns.
Caring Practices – Creates a compassionate and therapeutic environment for both the family and patient, which promotes comfort and prevents suffering.
Collaboration – Works with patients, families and other health care providers to achieve optimal and realistic goals. Promotes a positive, team-oriented environment through attitude and behavior.
Systems Thinking – Knows how to negotiate and navigate through the system on behalf of patients and families. Anticipates the needs of the patient and family and utilizes untapped and alternative resources as necessary.
Response to Diversity – Interpersonal communication and behavior reflect respect for a diverse population of patients, families, peers and others.
Facilitation of Learning – Facilitates patient and family education through the development of a patient-driven education plan.
Clinical Inquiry (Innovator/Evaluator) – Ongoing process of questioning and evaluation practice, providing informed practice and innovating research and experimental learning. Engages in clinical knowledge and development to promote best patient outcomes.
Outstanding New Graduate – Graduate nurse with less than one year of experience who excels in areas such as clinical care, teamwork, professionalism, advocacy and education.
Outstanding New Employee – New employee to Dayton Children’s who excels in areas such as clinical care, teamwork, professionalism, advocacy and education.
The DAISY award is awarded quarterly and recognizes extraordinary nurses. Nominate a nurse today!
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