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Past DAISY Honorees

   


Rosemarie Badalato, RN
7 North

I was admitted to Westchester Medical Center for a heart and kidney transplant. I was really nervous. Then I met Rosemarie, who with her smile and great attitude put me at ease...
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Yadhira Mescain, RN
4 North

Yadhira is continually mentioned by patients as being attentive and compassionate. She is always cheerful. She often requests to take difficult patients so she can make sure they are well taken care of...
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Tara Simpson, RN
Burn Unit

The scariest time in a parent's life are the moments when the health...of your child is in jeopardy. I am writing to let you know how thankful my husband and I are that Westchester Medical Center exists in our community...
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Donna Hemmer, Nurse Manager
Trauma ICU / Burn Unit

Donna's dedication to this staff recognition program goes above and beyond the expectations of her job performance and as a result raises the bar just a bit higher for all of us ...
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    Craig Schroeter, RN
Burn Unit

Craig is a compassionate nurse to his patients and their families. His 32 year career at WMC has largely been centered in the Burn Unit. Craig wears many hats in the Burn Unit...
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Kathleen Conklin, RN
7 South

Kathleen worked with a student nurse who was on our unit. She demonstrated excellent mentoring skills. A few short months later that student became Kathy's patient ...
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Grace Richardson, RN
4 South

All of the nurses are awesomely skilled but one nurse who stands out is Grace Richardson. When you hear the term above and beyond it was coined for this dedicated nurse ...
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Donna Yapyapin, RN
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital - Pediatrics

Fine gems are often found at Tiffany's, Neimen Marcus and Nordstrom's. I do not believe there are enough verbs, adjectives to describe Donna. Recently our son was a patient...
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  Mark Parent, RN
Behavioral Health Center

Mark is always the nurse who jumps in to assist a patient, family member or colleague. He is professional and...
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  Sharon Marino, RN
Emergency Department

Sharon has always been a role model for so many. She embraces a caring culture in a very busy Emergency Room ...
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  Daniela Krzeminski, RN
Medical-Surgical

Daniela demonstrates above and beyond excellent skills. Her love and compassion for her patients ...
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Darnella Anderson, RN
Assistant Nurse Manager

Rather than being angry at me for advocating for my brother (who was on a vent...
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Merima Nokic, RN
Oncology

Merima was the nurse that cared for my mother. She was caring, skilled and compassionate...
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Mary Ann Rose, RN, NP
NICU

Mary Ann consistently shows her dedication and excellent judgment on behalf of her patients... 
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Theresa Portillo, RN, NP
Behavioral Health Center

Theresa exhibits compassion while caring for the patients at BHC. There was an elderly patient with...
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Carmel Sauerland, RN, NP
Oncology

Carmel takes the time to listen to patients and families, provides resources ...
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Mary D'Alberto, RN
MICU

I could speak volumes about Mary D'Alberto, RN, MICU, but her total...
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Stephanie Kennedy, RN
Emergency Department

I first met Stephanie many years ago when we worked in the Intensive Care Unit...
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Diane Heater, RN
Emergency Department

Diane is a remarkable person - kind, caring and efficient...
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Tucky Bento, RN
PICC Team

As I escort many patients through our medical center, I have...
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Erica Dretzin, RN
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

Erica is one of the most compassionate, sincere and kind individuals I have...
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Charmaine Mikaya, RN
Taylor Care Center

I am nominating Charmaine Mikaya, RN at the Taylor Care Center...
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Kathy Lapine, RN
Westchester Medical Center

I would like to submit Kathy Lapine from ICU A as a nominee...
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Janet Hillis, RN
4 South

Each night that I work beside Janet Hillis she brings her 30 years...
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Maureen Cooney, RN, BSN, NP
Pain Management

I believe that almost every clinical staff at Westchester Medical Center...
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  Adele Rushneck, RN
Assistant Nurse Manager, Trauma Intensive Care Unit

I would like to nominate Adele Rushnneck for the Daisy Award...
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