Four Newark-Wayne Community Hospital nurses have been named the hospital’s first recipients of the DAISY Award, a nationwide program that recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, a Rochester General Health System affiliate, is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner.

Four Newark-Wayne Community Hospital nurses have been named the hospital’s first recipients of the DAISY Award, a nationwide program that recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, a Rochester General Health System affiliate, is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner.

Newark-Wayne’s first DAISY Award honorees are:

• Marsha Herbst, RN, works in Surgical Services and has been a Newark-Wayne team member for 38 years. She lives in Palmyra.

• Susan Hutchison, RN, works in the Medical/Surgical Unit and has been with Newark-Wayne for 32 years. She lives in Macedon.

• Erin List, RN, BSN, works in Care Management and has been a member of the Newark-Wayne team for seven years. She lives in Marion.

• Tracey Zimmerman, RN, works in the Intensive Care Unit and became a Newark-Wayne team member in January 2012. She lives in Williamson.

The DAISY Award recognizes nurses whose clinical skill and compassion exemplify a level of care that Newark-Wayne’s patients, families, and team members recognize as an outstanding role model. DAISY Award recipients are integral team members who consistently demonstrate the values of Rochester General Health System, including a passion for nursing, clinical excellence, service to the community, and respect for patients and families.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick “Pat” Barnes, who died of complications of the auto-immune disease idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura at the age of 33. (DAISY, an acronym, stands for Diseases Attacking The Immune System.) During Pat's eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to his entire family. One of the goals they set in creating a foundation in Pat's memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the work they do every day.

To find out more about the program visit www.DAISYfoundation.org. To nominate a Newark-Wayne Community Hospital nurse for this award, go to www.newarkwaynehospital.org.