We are pleased to announce our DAISY Award winner for the second quarter!. she is Viorica Moldovan, RN and is the first DAISY Award recipient at EHS. She has been honored for her excellence, kindness and compassion in caring for patients.
The recognition took place in a surprise ceremony held on July 22 at Texas Emergency Hospital. The event was attended by Cassie Kavanaugh, Chief Nursing Officer for Emergency Hospital Systems; Patty Foster, Chief Operating Officer for Texas Emergency Hospital and members of the EHS DAISY Award Committee.
Viorica joined the nursing staff at Texas Emergency Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, and since then, she has shown exceptional care with patients. In this occasion, she was especially recognized for caring for a lonely patient that was not allowed visitors during the COVID pandemic.
Viorica spent quality time with this patient. She brushed the patient’s hair and teeth, helped the patient eat, made the patient comfortable with new sheets, and found an Astros game for her to watch. Moreover, during her lunch break, Viorica went to Walgreens to buy items that the patient needed. That day, she reminded many staff members why we love this profession.
As a token of appreciation, Viorica received the DAISY award nomination pin, cinnamon rolls, and a certificate of appreciation. In addition, she will take part of the annual DAISY Awards ceremony, in which one nurse – from among the winners of the year- will be honored. The program runs in an ongoing basis at EHS and anyone can nominate a nurse for exceptional care, including patients, family members, or staff.
Congratulations to Viorica Moldovan for going the extra mile in nursing care!! We look forward to seeing many nominations in the coming months.
The DAISY Award recognizes and honors the superhuman work that nurses do for patients and their families every day.
An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, The DAISY Foundation was formed in November 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family.