EXTRAORDINARY NURSE RECOGNIZED AT NASHVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL

Hafsa Ismail, BSN, RN of Nashville General Hospital was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses . The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

by Nashville General Hospital
Hafsa Ismail, BSN, RN of Nashville General Hospital

EXTRAORDINARY NURSE RECOGNIZED AT NASHVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL

June 15, 2022 (Nashville, TN) – Hafsa Ismail, BSN, RN of Nashville General Hospital was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses . The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

The nomination submitted from a patient read in part: "Hafsa came in one night as my nurse after someone told me that they were short-staffed - that was never a problem though! She was caring and made sure that I had everything that I wanted and needed. I could see that she loved her job, and really cared for her patients. All questions were answered, and her frequent visits were greatly appreciated. Sometimes it gets lonely at night when you are in a room by yourself, but Hafsa was so comforting. I ask that you give this angel the recognition she deserves."

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. 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.

Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Doctor of Humane Letters (h.c) and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation said, "When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Nashville General Hospital are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

“I am honored to present Ms. Ismail with Nashville General Hospital’s DAISY award,” said Chief Nursing Officer Veronica Elders. “I am especially impressed our first two DAISY Award winners are new graduates who exemplify Nashville General Hospital’s values and mission.”

.For a complete listing of healthcare organizations currently running the DAISY program, please go to http://DAISYfoundation.org

About Nashville General Hospital

Founded in 1890 as City Hospital, the area’s original community hospital, Nashville General Hospital provides quality care for more than 58,000 patients each year, regardless of their ability to pay. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Nashville General Hospital’s mission is to improve the health and wellness of Nashville by providing equitable access to coordinated patient-centered care - including specialty care through the 24 clinics of the Nashville Healthcare Center - and training tomorrow’s clinical caregivers. For more information, visit NashvilleGeneral.org.

About The DAISY Foundation

In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the Foundation expresses gratitude to the nursing profession internationally in over 5,000 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with recognition of Nurse-led Teams, Nurse Leaders, Nurses Advancing Health Equity, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Students, Lifetime Achievement in Nursing and through the J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects, Medical Mission Grants and their new Health Equity Grant programs. More information is available at DAISYfoundation.org.

 

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