Published on August 22, 2016

Nazareth Hospital’s Nicole Casino, BSN, RN, OCN, Wins DAISY Award

Nicole Casino - DAISY Award Winner

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 23, 2016): Nazareth Hospital’s Professional Practice Council recognized the hospital’s DAISY Award recipient for the second quarter of 2016: Nicole Casino, BSN, RN, OCN, of Nazareth Hospital's Infusion Center. Casino was presented with the award by Michael F. Beshel, MBA, MHA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, VP, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer and Joanne Blaker, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing, on Wednesday, August 17.

Casino was nominated for her constant demonstration of excellence in nursing in the Nazareth Hospital Cancer Center. Her compassion and high-quality care with the patients makes her an asset to the Nazareth team. "No job, duty or task is ever a problem," says her nominator. "In making decisions, Nicole always keeps the patients first. Her positive "can-do" attitude creates a warm, welcoming environment for her patients and colleagues."

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 Nazareth 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.