Bassett Healthcare presents nurses with DAISY award


Six Bassett Healthcare Network nurses have been honored with DAISY Awards. The quarterly awards recognize nurses across the network for their commitment to providing patients and families with compassion and excellence in clinical care. Each honoree receives a certificate, a hand-crafted statue, a pin to wear on their ID badges, flowers, and various benefits from the DAISY Foundation.

The DAISY Award is an international program of the DAISY Foundation to celebrate and recognize outstanding nurses. Nurses can be nominated by anyone – including patients, family members, other nurses and peers, clinicians, or staff – who experience or observe extraordinarily compassionate care being provided by a nurse. The DAISY Award Program is celebrated across all types of clinical areas – in the hospital, in clinics, in school-based health centers, and in long-term care facilities.

Bassett’s DAISY Award Coordinator Julie Rose, BSN, RN says there is special joy in giving out these awards. Each recipient’s manager and coworkers are told ahead of time, but the honorees themselves don’t find out until they are suddenly surrounded by leadership, coworkers, and friends. It makes each award feel like the start of a surprise party.

Bassett Healthcare Network’s most recent honorees include Lorah Groh, LPN, at Delhi’ O’Connor Hospital Specialty Clinic.

Rose said, “Lorah’s patients trust her. Thanks to her kind, compassionate care, one patient’s wound has made extensive improvement. Lorah has gone above and beyond with this patient, and it shows in the interactions during treatment.”

Other recipients are Thomas Zegarelli, RN, Bassett Medical Center, Intensive Care Unit; Misty Webster, RN, Bassett Medical Center, Radiology; John Heney, RN, Bassett Heart Care Institute, Anticoagulation Clinic at FoxCare Center; Rachel Gural, RN, Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Emergency Room; Grace Burgin, RN, A.O. Fox Hospital, Inpatient Unit.