On July 18, Caroline Peguero, RN, was recognized with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. As part of the DAISY tradition, Caroline received a bouquet of daisies, A Healer’s Touch statuette, and a platter of cinnamon buns to share with her unit.
Anitra Galmore, Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operations Officer, presented the award and spoke about Caroline’s consistent excellence and the positive impact she has on her team, saying “South County Health is very lucky to have a nurse of Caroline’s caliber.”
Caroline was nominated by the relative of a patient who had suffered a facial injury. Caroline “not only helped with the stitches. She just took such good care of her AND of me. (I was getting emotional, too!). Honestly, she was amazing.”
Caroline’s mother, a retired nurse, her husband, and her daughter, who is studying to become a Physician Assistant specializing in Pediatric Oncology, were all in attendance to celebrate her accomplishments.
South County Health is delighted to honor Caroline with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
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.
Cinnamon rolls were a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.
To nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award, patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, or colleagues may complete and submit the form on our website.