Two Susquehanna Health nurses were recently recognized as recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Pam Masteller, a nurse at Muncy Valley Hospital, was selected for recognition after being nominated by a coworker who said, "Pam has many years of critical care and emergency nursing experience, and she embodies the ideals of an exceptional nurse. She is able to anticipate patient needs and think outside the box when necessary to provide the best quality care for each patient. Pam is responsive, attentive and responsible. Her expertise and confidence in her skills are evident, and patients appreciate the extra time and attention she offers explanation for their questions. Pam is not only proud to be a nurse, but she makes us all proud to be nurses."
Jeff Baker, a nurse with Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice, was selected after being nominated by a patient's daughter.
She said, "Jeff had never met my father until the day he passed away, but still provided exceptional and compassionate care. He was covering for our regular home care nurse and had come to our house to care for my father. Jeff helped my father in his final hours and treated him with great respect and dignity. He is a special person and an extraordinary nurse well deserving of being honored."
A nurse from each Lycoming County Susquehanna Health campus is selected every quarter.
Anyone may nominate a nurse for a DAISY award - a coworker, patient, patient's family or physician. Nomination forms are available at nursing stations and at SusquehannaHealth.org/DAISY.
The DAISY Awards currently are presented in over 900 hospitals, both nationwide and internationally. Supported by both AONE and The American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program, the DAISY award program is part of the not-for-profit DAISY Foundation based in Glen Ellen, CA.
All winners will be highlighted on the DAISY Foundation's website.
Susquehanna Health is a four-hospital integrated health system including Divine Providence Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital and Williamsport Regional Medical Center located in northcentral Pennsylvania. Serving patients from an 11-county region, Susquehanna Health is a healthcare leader and has been recognized at the national and state levels for quality of care. Susquehanna Health offers a wide array of services that include cancer care, heart and vascular care/heart surgery, neurosciences including neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, OB/GYN, gastrointestinal services, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, home care, long term care, assisted living and paramedic/ambulance services.