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Gena Sandor Named DAISY Award Winner!

Gena Sandor, RN at MMC was recently presented with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, recognizing the wonderful care she provides.

The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program that honors nurses for the compassionate care they provide to their patients and families every day. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses has been adopted by over 3,000 healthcare facilities around the world to celebrate nurses for their extraordinary care and compassion.

Gena is a registered nurse, caring for patients before, during and after they have a surgery or procedure at Surgical Services of MMC. She was nominated for the DAISY Award by Mollie Jacobs, who is also an RN in that department. In the nomination letter, Mollie describes Gena as a “superhero wearing scrubs.” Mollie goes on to say how she has experienced the extraordinary care and compassion that Gena provides first hand after having Gena as her nurse for multiple surgeries. “Out of all of the surgeries I’ve had, Gena has been my nurse at least 75% of the time. I knew I would be going into those surgeries hearing Gena’s light-hearted, infectious laugh, which helped me ease the pre-procedure jitters. I recall a time in the recovery room where I was in the worst pain of my life and Gena instinctively knew and advocated for me to do everything she could possibly do to control my discomfort.”
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.

Denise Dillon, RN, Surgical Services Nurse Manager says, “Gena is truly an incredible nurse and is deeply committed to putting 100% into her work. Her attention to detail and thoughtfulness has helped so many patients feel at ease with their medical needs and surgical procedures. She is one-of-a-kind and I am so proud to see her receive the DAISY Award.” MMC presents two DAISY Awards to extraordinary nurses each year. Anyone can nominate a special nurse for the DAISY Award. Nomination forms can be found in kiosks located throughout the hospital or on our website. Click below to view the nomination form.

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