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Nazareth Hospital announces third quarter DAISY Award winner

Saturday February 7, 2015
DAISY Award recipient Terrie Cannon, RN, oncology nurse navigator with Mercy Cancer Center at Nazareth Hospital, holds her DAISY Award while standing next to Nazareth Hospital colleague and former patient Karen McGinley, executive assistant at Nazareth Hospital.
DAISY Award recipient Terrie Cannon, RN, oncology nurse navigator with Mercy Cancer Center at Nazareth Hospital, holds her DAISY Award while standing next to Nazareth Hospital colleague and former patient Karen McGinley, executive assistant at Nazareth Hospital.
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Terrie Cannon, BSN, RN, OCN, oncology nurse navigator with Mercy Cancer Center at Nazareth Hospital in northeast Philadelphia, was recognized Jan. 16 as the hospital’s DAISY Award recipient for the third quarter of 2014, according to a press release. Cannon was presented with the award by Michael F. Beshel, vice president of patient care services/CNO.

Cannon was nominated by Karen McGinley, executive assistant at Nazareth Hospital. In her nomination, McGinley cited Cannon as a valued colleague and excellent nurse who treated her when she had cancer.

“As a Nazareth employee and former cancer patient treated here, I have dealt with Terrie on both sides,” McGinley said in the nomination. “As an employee, Terrie is a fine example of a team player. She works hard, asks questions, offers assistance and wants successful outcomes. As the oncology nurse navigator, there is no one like Terrie. She is there for patients regarding any issues (clinical, financial, emotional, or seeking advice and suggestions). No matter how Terrie is assisting, you have her full focus and attention. I also attend the Nazareth Cancer Support Group monthly meetings, which Terrie has chaired for many years.

“Since I went through cancer and know how overwhelming it is, I can identify from patients’ expressions and body language that Terrie is very important to them,” McGinley wrote in the nomination. “Terrie is also right in the middle and oversees a committee that annually honors cancer survivors at a Nazareth Hospital luncheon. It’s very enjoyable and Terrie’s committee is so devoted to making this a special day. I believe you have to be a very special person with very special qualities and skills to be an oncology nurse navigator. We are so fortunate that Terrie has what it takes and that she is here at Nazareth.”

Patients, visitors, physicians, other nurses or team members can nominate a Nazareth nurse for the DAISY award, and one recipient is selected each quarter. Each honoree receives a sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY award winner’s unit co-workers celebrate with a treat of cinnamon rolls, according to the release.