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Auburn nurse wins DAISY award for service to the community

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Rose Carnicelli, an Emergency Department nurse at Auburn Community Hospital, has been honored with the distinguished DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Nursing. Carnicelli’s nomination was proposed by RN and Staff Educator Pamela Seamans, who praised her for her empathy, compassion, and invaluable sense of humor in dealing with patients and colleagues.

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Seamans commended Carnicelli’s dedication to patient care, highlighting a specific instance where Carnicelli used her exceptional skills to de-escalate a stressful situation for a patient. Seamans stated, “She truly works hard to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. The actions that I have described above show how dedicated she is to aspire and achieving the highest standards of care for our patients. She is in my professional opinion an extraordinary professional.”

The DAISY Award, bestowed quarterly, is a significant recognition within the nursing profession. Recipients are awarded a certificate, a pin, and a sculpture titled “The Healer’s Touch,” symbolizing the deep bond between nurses and their patients. Bonnie Barnes, President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, acknowledged the invaluable contributions of nurses, commending the “super-human work” exemplified by the Auburn Community Hospital staff. This sentiment was echoed by Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Emily Brooks, who emphasized the DAISY Foundation’s role in affirming the crucial work of nurses.