Nurse Goldberg Driscoll receives a national DAISY award

DAISY Award recipient, Amy Goldberg Driscoll, is honored for her exemplary patient care. (Submitted photo)

Nurse Amy Goldberg Driscoll is the first to receive a national DAISY Award by the Abrazo Scottsdale Campus.

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus recently honored Ms. Goldberg Driscoll with the hospital’s inaugural DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national recognition for nurses who exhibit excellent care for patients, according to a press release. The award honors nurses providing exemplary patient care while simultaneously offering extraordinary emotional support to patients and their families.

The DAISY Foundation was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who succumbed to an autoimmune disease, the release added, noting that his family was so touched by the compassion and hope provided by the nurses who cared for him that they created the DAISY Award.

The Scottsdale resident, a registered nurse at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus for 30 years, works in the Postpartum/Gynecology Unit. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Stony Brook School of Nursing.

“It is very rewarding to be able to help people in their time of need,’’ Ms. Goldberg Driscoll said in a prepared statement. “My mother was a registered nurse and a wonderful role model. She inspired me to care for others.’’

DAISY Award nominations are made by patients and family members, the release said, adding that her nomination was from the daughter of one of Ms. Goldberg Driscoll’s patients who wrote:

“The simple acts of kindness that Amy constantly showed throughout our visit had such a huge impact on our experience. Never have we felt so welcome and so taken care of at any hospital. I was astonished by her never-ending compassion for not only my mom (the patient) but for anyone who came into the room.’’

In the release, Ms. Goldberg Driscoll gives advice for nurses starting their careers.

“Nursing can be a lot of hard work. Always remain passionate about what you do and remember why you became a nurse,’’ said Ms. Goldberg Driscoll.

Nomination forms for the DAISY Award are available at the hospital located at 3929 E. Bell Rd. in Phoenix. The award will be presented quarterly.


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