15 JUN 2022

Two DAISY Winners Earn Honors

Everything is coming up DAISY for two staffers on 1W/2W at VacaValley Hospital, as Rozy Nolasco (left) and Gladys Basco (right) learn they are two of the most recent awardees.
Everything is coming up DAISY for two staffers on 1W/2W at VacaValley Hospital, as Rozy Nolasco (left) and Gladys Basco (right) learn they are two of the most recent awardees.

Two employees on NorthBay VacaValley Hospital’s 1West/2West unit were recently tapped to receive DAISY awards by grateful patients who appreciated their compassionate care.

Gladys Basco, Clinical Nurse II, was nominated by a patient for the way she listens and for her caring nature.  

“She is a great nurse and others could learn a lot from her nursing and listening skills. I highly recommend her for a raise or promotion,” wrote the grateful patient. “She is a damn great nurse, and we need more nurses like her! She is always here for me and treats me with respect. She is so patient and treats me like I’m the only one who matters, even though I know she is busy with others, too.”

The patient also appreciated the fact that Gladys remembered the patient from a previous admission.

“She greeted me with a happy welcome that made me feel like family. She is so kind. She explained everything and I really felt I had someone on my side who really cared about me as a person, not just a patient, someone who understands what I’m going through. If I were her boss, I’d give her a raise!”The DAISY award honors nurses for their compassionate care.

Rozy Nolasco, Clinical Nurse II, was nominated by a patient for her people-person skills.

“I know she loves her job. She was so caring and always worried about my needs and was helping me to be as comfortable as possible. Others always asked for her opinion and did an amazing job. She should be nominated to be the trainee for new employees. She is one employee that doesn’t take her work lightly. She’s amazing, so please don’t let her go unnoticed for doing her honored duties to take care of others. She’s a beautiful person.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications from 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. NorthBay
has been presenting DAISY awards to outstanding nurses since 2016.

 

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