Erin Brady, R.N., CCRN-CMC, has been recognized as the May 2018 DAISY Award Winner for FirstHealth of the Carolinas.
Brady has been employed by FirstHealth for three years, and currently works on the Critical Care Unit at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. She was nominated by a patient’s family member who, in the nomination, said, “We will never forget the compassionate care Erin provided for our Mom and the way she handled our family. We couldn’t have been more pleased had we special ordered a nurse tailor-made to take care of Mom. Erin is a poster child for respect, integrity, courage, compassion and excellence.”
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established by the Daisy Foundation, a not-for-profit, based in Glen Ellen, Calif. The foundation was started by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patients’ families. Today, there are more than 2,800 health care facilities in all 50 states and 17 other countries honoring their nurses with the DAISY Award.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas, which includes Moore Regional Hospital, Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond, Moore Regional Hospital – Hoke and Montgomery Memorial Hospital, recognizes an extraordinary nurse each month, and has since 2014. For more information on the DAISY Award, or to nominate a deserving nurse, visit www.firsthealth.org/daisy.
Feature photo: Erin Brady, R.N., CCRN-CMC, has been recognized as the May 2018 DAISY Award Winner for FirstHealth of the Carolinas. Brady (center, holding flowers) is pictured with (from left to right): Deana Kearns, R.N., MSN, administrative director of corporate education and professional development; Karen Robeano, DNP, R.N., chief nursing officer for FirstHealth of the Carolinas; Debbie Brand, R.N., BSN, clinical practice/magnet coordinator; and Roger Noble, director of cardiovascular services. For more information on the DAISY Award, or to nominate a deserving nurse, visit www.firsthealth.org/daisy.