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Cancer Center nurse honored for extraordinary care

Published 11/20/2018

South County Health recently recognized Katie Ormondroyd, RN, of Coventry, with the DAISY Award, an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Katie was honored in a surprise ceremony with South County Health leadership along with her colleagues in the Cancer Center.

Two patients – Brenda Ketner and Sarah Perrone - nominated Katie for her extraordinary care and were present to speak to their experience with her.

“Every Friday, Katie makes me feel like I’m at a spa,” said Brenda who is currently undergoing treatment. “It’s transformative. She takes care and compassion to a different level and treats you like a person – not a patient. Truly one of a kind.”

As Sarah was scheduled for her final round of chemo, she credited Katie for helping her through the two round journey.

“Going through chemo is hard enough, but having an oncology nurse like Katie makes it easier,” Sarah said. “She is kind and attentive, as you would expect any nurse to be, but her compassion sets her apart. She is an asset to not only the Cancer Center but the hospital as well. She deserves recognition for her above and beyond performance!”

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. His family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided and one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day.

To nominate a nurse, patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, or employees should fill out and submit the form on our website at For questions, call 401-788-1622 or email Should the nurse you nominate be chosen, you will be contacted.