Kent Hospital recently presented Jane LaManna RN, BSN, OCN, Kent Infusion Center, as the winter 2016, DAISY Award recipient. The award is part of the DAISY
Foundation’s program to recognize the above-and-beyond efforts performed by nurses every day.
Jane was nominated by a patient, Cheryl Pertuso who wrote, “I have been a patient at the Infusion Center for over four years, during that time my treatment has changed and it is very frightening at times. Jane is always there for me, even when I’m not her patient. She checks in on me; explains the process and reassures me. She has come to my rescue many times and treats me like a member of her family. I look forward to my spa days at the Kent Hospital Infusion Center.”
“It is a pleasure to recognize Jane for all of her hard work and dedication to her patients and Kent Hospital,” said Rebecca Burke, RN, MS, NEA-BC, sr. vice president patient care services, chief nursing officer at Kent Hospital. “In Jane’s nomination you can feel the appreciation of the patient as they explain how they were comforted to have Jane as their nurse. We strive for the best patient care here at Kent Hospital and Jane demonstrated that. Thank you Jane.”
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
If you would like to nominate an extraordinary nurse that you encountered at Kent Hospital, you can submit an online application or in person. Fellow providers may also nominate a nurse for the award.