Cave Creek nurse honored with prestigious award

Cave Creek resident and Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center nurse, Shayna Washut was recently honored with a DAISY Award, which recognizes nurses who demonstrate outstanding patient care.

Shayna Washut (submitted photo)

Shayna Washut (submitted photo)

A vital part of the hospital’s neuro-acute and the epilepsy monitoring unit teams, Ms. Washut is described as a leader who can always be counted on for her technical nursing skills and critical thinking abilities.

Holding a bachelor’s degree in public administration and a master’s degree in nursing leadership, Ms. Washut has been with Dignity Health for 11 years, according to a press release.

Ms. Washut is a gifted problem solver who devotes time to creating positive experiences for her coworkers, patients, and their families. Her commitment to being a team player helps her expertly identify the strengths of her peers to enhance patient care in the hospital. Ms. Washut is an admirable and dedicated nurse who exemplifies human kindness and the values of The DAISY Foundation.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is part of The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses make every day.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation, based in Glen Ellen, Calif., was established by J. Mark Barnes and his family in memory of his son J. Patrick Barnes. J. Patrick died at the age of 33 in 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a little-known autoimmune disease. The nursing care Patrick and his family received while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and families.

“We are proud to be among the hospital systems participating in The DAISY Award program,” said Patty White, president and CEO of Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, in the release. “Nurses are heroes every day. It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides another way for us to do that.”

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