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Honeoye nurse wins DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses

A registered nurse from the Birthing Center at F.F. Thompson Hospital, Dedevie “Dede” Booth, was recently awarded The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses by UR Medicine Thompson Health. The Honeoye resident was surprised with the award at work on March 2, and was nominated by a young couple who were grateful for the care and compassion Booth provided during the birth of their first child in December.


The couple, who reside in Canandaigua, praised Booth for her exceptional knowledge and attentiveness throughout their experience. “She went above and beyond explaining things and making sure we were comfortable and we had everything we needed,” they said.

Booth was presented with a certificate, a pin, and a hand-carved sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, during the ceremony attended by hospital administrators and nursing leaders. As a recipient of the DAISY Award, Booth is also eligible for scholarships, certifications discounts, and medical mission grants from The DAISY Foundation.


The DAISY Award is part of a nationwide nurse recognition program, and Booth is the third recipient of Thompson’s quarterly DAISY award. Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer Hazel Robertshaw presented Booth with her award.

If you would like to nominate a nurse for The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, you can do so by visiting http://www.ThompsonHealth.com/DAISY.