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Thompson Hospital nurse honored with DASIY Award for extraordinary nurses

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F.F. Thompson Hospital nurse Samantha Peters has been honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a significant recognition from UR Medicine Thompson Health. Peters, who hails from Prattsburgh, Steuben County, works on the 3 East floor of the hospital. She was presented the award on June 30, following her nomination by a Fairport woman who described Peters as “a true gem” after experiencing her compassionate care during a three-week stay at the hospital.

The patient lauded Peters for her remarkable bedside manner, stating, “She treats me like I’m her mother. She has such a tenderness and is very humble. I feel her gentle spirit has made such a difference in my wellness.” Both the patient and her husband were present to witness Peters receive her award, which was presented by the hospital administrators and nursing leaders.

The DAISY Award comes with a certificate, a pin, and a unique hand-carved sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch.” Peters, being a recipient of this award, is now also eligible for scholarships, certification discounts, and medical mission grants from The DAISY Foundation. She is the fourth nurse to receive Thompson’s quarterly DAISY award, a part of a national nurse recognition program. Nominations for the next DAISY recipient can be made through the Thompson Health website.