Finger Lakes Health honored Ashley Molisani, BSN, RN, at Geneva General Hospital with “The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®.” Molisani, a graduate of Finger Lakes Health College of Nurses Health & Sciences, works in the Brenda & Dave Rickey Foundation Emergency Department at Geneva General Hospital.
A grateful patient nominated her for the Daisy Award. “I came in with a laceration to my head. Ashley was very comforting and reassuring and let me know that everything was going to be ok. She made a very scary situation feel ok. I had the very best care and felt like I was the most important person and not just another patient. Ashley went above and beyond for me. I can’t thank her enough.”
Established by The DAISY Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family, this award recognizes nurses who have had a profound impact in the lives of their patients and patient families. Patrick died at age 33 in 1999 from complications from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System). The care Patrick received from the nurses at his bedside inspired this award.
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