We are so proud of our outstanding nursing staff that provides world-class care to our patients. This quarter, we recognize a stellar nurse from our Maternity Center, Dede Flaherty. Dede works tirelessly to ensure our patients receive the best care possible and she is a deserving recipient of the Daisy Award!
The Daisy Award was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes as a way to honor nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty. The Daisy award is given at Riverview – and hundreds of other hospitals across the country – on a quarterly basis. Patients, family members, visitors, staff members, and volunteers can nominate a nurse for a Daisy Award.
Dede has been instrumental in developing the Maternity Center’s Halos of Hope program which provides support to those who have lost an infant through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth, or neonatal loss. Dede took the initiative to put the program together and to organize a support group. Suffering a loss can be devastating, but connecting with individuals who have experienced a similar event can be helpful in the healing process. Thanks to Dede’s leadership and dedication, Riverview now offers this structured program.
We commend Dede on her continual efforts and we are grateful to have her on our nursing staff. Congrats to another “Daisy” and to all of the nominees who display excellent clinical skills and compassionate care!
Interested in nominating a nurse for a Daisy Award? You can do so here.