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CGH Recognizes DAISY Award Winner Angie Tschosik-Johnson, RN
Angie Tschosik-Johnson, a registered nurse in the CGH Critical Care Unit (CCU), was recently recognized as a recipient of the prestigious DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. An international program, the award is presented to nurses around the world who go above and beyond for their patients and demonstrate extraordinary compassionate care.
Stephanie Waller, RN, Digestive Health Center, and DAISY Award Coordinator, read the nomination as the award was presented: “Angie was working overnight in the CCU taking care of my patient's spouse. After her shift was over, she took the time to come downstairs, speak with my patient, and explain the changes that were happening to her spouse in the CCU. The patient was not taking the news well, and Angie sat down, looked at her in the eyes and held and rubbed her hand as my patient let out her emotions. Angie showed great compassion and really took time to listen to her concerns. She answered all of her questions truthfully and in a way that was most dignified and calm. It was a special moment, and I'm glad I was able to witness her power in understanding her role as a nurse. I will never forget the impact she had on me and my patient that day because I, too, always want to lead with that much empathy.”
Stephanie concluded by saying that Angie will very soon be leaving, only to return to the CCU as a nurse practitioner. “This will be a huge benefit for both CGH and the CCU!” she said.
The DAISY Award - an acronym for “Diseases Attacking the Immune System” - was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. The DAISY Award continues to recognize and celebrate the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and their families every day.
Other CGH nurses nominated by our patients for the 2nd quarter DAISY award included: Elizabeth Acardi, Erika Adams, Sherri Bellini, Alyssa Canales, Lauren Cecchetti, Kaitlyn Dewey, Lisa Everly, Tina Frank, Taylor Fransen, Katherine Gillespie, Margaret (Maggie) Godman, Courtney Grobe, Danelle Grobe, Rachel Hallstrom, Kaylie Hawbaker, Erica Heaton, Holly Hilty, Julie Hurd, Andrew Jacobs, Sydney Lebahn, Shelly Lewis, Mercedes Lopez, Tiffany Markel, Manual Mooney, Heather Moser, Laurie Mostadt, Katyn Parrott, Brittany Slater, Randi Sturtevant, Angela Sullivan, Jamie Swearingen, Jody Thompson, Lyn Tiongson, Micah Trancoso and Beriah Zigler.
If you would like to submit a nomination for extraordinary nursing care that you or a family member have received at CGH Medical Center, please visit www.cghmc.com/daisy.