Thursday, September 21, 2017

Park Ridge Health celebrates new DAISY Award recipient

Park Ridge Health invites the community to join us in congratulating our newest winner of the DAISY Award, Angelina Lilly, RN. Lilly is part of the Park Ridge Health ICU nursing team. She was nominated by a family member of a patient who was nearing the end of his life.

Here is just a portion of the letter nominating Lilly for the DAISY Award:
“I would like to call your attention to one of your front-line warriors in your ICU. She worked night shift… caring for our loved one. Her patient required a high skill level of care.  She always made eye contact with us to ask what she could do for us.

This young lady even came to our loved one’s services after another long shift, just to offer condolences. Angelina Lilly encompasses everything the DAISY award stands for. She is an outstanding young RN with a very bright future. My family is truly indebted to her.

Angelina, thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for caring for our dad and the love of my mom’s life.”

Park Ridge Health is excited to have partnered with The DAISY Foundation to honor nurses, like Lilly, who go above and beyond their daily tasks to make extraordinary differences in the lives of our patients and their families.

“Angelina’s dedication to providing exemplary care to every patient shines through every time she walks onto our ICU at Park Ridge Health,” said Roland Joy, Park Ridge Health Chief Nursing Officer. “She not only ensures her patients receive the highest quality and most compassionate care possible, but she extends that care to their families as well. We are proud to have Angelina as part of the Park Ridge Health Nursing Care Team.”

The DAISY Award was created by the family of J. Patrick Barnes to thank the nurses who cared for Patrick and for them as he battled an autoimmune disease. Patrick lost his battle, but his family realized the impact his nurses had on the final days of his life. For that they are forever grateful. They wanted to create an opportunity for all families who experience the benefits of the extraordinary care of nurses to show their appreciation.

The Park Ridge Health Nursing Administration presented Angelina Lilly, RN with a gift package including:
·         DAISY Award Certificate
·         DAISY Award Pin
·         “A Healer’s Touch” Sculpture

If you know of an amazing Park Ridge Health nurse you would like to nominate for a DAISY Award, simply go to and share your story with us.

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