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Geneva General nurse receives Daisy recognition from FLH

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Finger Lakes Health honored Lyndsy Brown, RN, who works in the Dialysis Unit at Geneva General Hospital, with “The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.”

“I consider Lyndsy the heart and soul of the Dialysis Unit. She is a wonderful, caring person with amazing abilities, understanding her patient’s needs and anxieties regarding their dialysis! Lyndsy has the respect of her co-workers. She represents what is great about Geneva General. I have been to other dialysis units and the entire staff at the GGH dialysis unit stands out. How fortunate Geneva General is to have them.” – Grateful Dialysis Patient.

Lyndsy Brown graduated from Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing & Health Sciences. She began working at Finger Lakes Health in 2009.

The DAISY Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family, recognizes nurses who have had a profound impact on 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 autoimmune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System). The care Patrick received from the nurses at his bedside inspired this award.

If you have received extraordinary care from a nurse, or are a family member of someone who has been treated with great care, and would like to nominate her or him please visit:
Nomination boxes are also located throughout Geneva General Hospital and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.

Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or him as an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” Honorees also receive a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. At each DAISY Award celebration, delicious cinnamon rolls are served, as this was Patrick’s favorite treat and one of the few foods he could eat.