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Carroll Hospital Center gives DAISY Awards to nurses

Monday March 25, 2013
Vicki O’Flaherty, RN
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Kim Bass, RN
Vicki O’Flaherty, Rhonda Phillips, Kim Bass and Carlos Castro, RNs at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., recently were presented with DAISY Awards.

O’Flaherty was presented with the October DAISY Award.

A nurse at the hospital for 12 years, O’Flaherty was nominated by a patient for her outstanding care during the patient’s delivery in the hospital’s maternity unit.

According to the patient, O’Flaherty went above and beyond her normal duties to spend time with and educate the expectant mother and father to prepare them for their new baby.

She was kind, caring and compassionate, and meticulously monitored the patient’s condition the entire time. Her care far exceeded the couple’s expectations.

"Vicki is a prime example of the kind of nurse the DAISY Award is meant to honor," Stephanie Reid, RN, BSN, vice president of quality and CNO, said in a news release.

"For Vicki, providing exceptional care is not just a job, it’s something she enjoys and it shows in her work every day, which makes her a valuable member of our nursing team."

Phillips was presented with the November DAISY Award.

A nurse at the hospital for nine years, Phillips was nominated by a patient for her outstanding care after the birth of the patient’s first baby in the hospital’s maternity unit.

"Rhonda is a role model and an amazing nurse who touches the lives of all her patients with her compassion and exceptional care," Reid said in the release.

Bass was presented with the December DAISY Award.

A nurse at the hospital for six years, Bass was honored for her exceptional care of an oncology patient and the outstanding service she provided the patient’s family members and friends at the hospital.


Carlos Castro, RN
"Kim is a wonderful example of our hospital’s values," Reid said in the release.

"She is a consummate professional who always makes patient care and customer satisfaction her top priority."

Castro was presented with the January DAISY Award.

A nurse at the hospital since 2011, Castro was honored for going above and beyond his normal duties to provide a patient with compassionate and exceptional care, which left a lasting impression on the patient and the patient’s family members.

"Carlos is a very special nurse who is able to connect with his patients, allowing them to feel like they are his only patient while in his care," Reid said in the release.


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