Published on February 08, 2016

Mercy Fitzgerald’s Denise Guerrieri, RN Wins Daisy Award

Denise Guerreri, a nurse at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, is a Daisy Award winner.Darby, PA (February 8, 2016): A long-time Mercy Fitzgerald nurse, Denise Guerrieri, RN, was recently recognized as the DAISY Award recipient. Guerrieri is a nurse on One Pavilion, a medical-surgical unit. She was nominated by a colleague for going above and beyond for a patient.

Said her nominator, “She consistently works hard to make sure our patients are comfortable, happy, and healing as quickly as possible. She is truly an asset to our hospital. It is reassuring as a newer nurse to see another nurse, who after 25 years, still loves and takes such pride in her work every day.”

Guerrieri marked 25 years of service at Mercy Fitzgerald in 2015.

“Denise is widely admired by our colleagues as someone who is a compassionate caregiver and a skilled nurse,” says Mercy Fitzgerald Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Services Linda Kauffman. “Our patients are always Denise’s first priority. It is a pleasure to honor her with the recognition she deserves.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick “Pat” Barnes. The care Patrick received inspired the Barnes family to create the DAISY Awards to recognize nurses who make a profound difference in the lives of their patients and their families.

Patients, visitors, physicians, other nurses or team members can nominate a Mercy Fitzgerald nurse for the DAISY award. One recipient is selected each quarter. Each honoree receives a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY award winner’s unit coworkers celebrate with a treat of cinnamon rolls, in keeping with a tradition the Barnes family established.