Debbie Fioravanti, telemetry nurse at Bryn Mawr Hospital, has received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The quarterly award is presented to a nurse who provides outstanding care to patients every day. Nominations are accepted by patients, their families or colleagues.
Fioravanti’s nomination from a patient’s wife noted: “You were with my husband when he was anointed at Bryn Mawr Hospital and became a Catholic. Because of this, my husband and I were able to receive Holy Communion together after 43 years of marriage on the day he died. Thank you for your kindness to him and visiting with me to tell me about it!”
DAISY Awards nominees included: Marla Marley, Kristin Hartner and Lizanne Mikus, Pediatrics; Chris Pitcock, Eileen McNulty Clark, Marianne Mulligan, Colleen Broadwater and Kitty Kennedy, Telemetry; Judy McCallom, IV Team; Kate Cardile and Eileen Brown, Stroke/Bariatric/Cardiac Unit; and Laurie Maher, Orthopedics.
Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 319-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to life-long health. Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. The Hospital has been nationally recognized by Press Ganey, Truven Health Analytics, The Joint Commission and other health care ratings organizations for its outstanding quality of patient care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named among the top ten hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is ranked as high-performing in four specialties: geriatrics, gastroenterology & GI surgery, orthopedics and urology. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Neuro-Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) has also received the 2015–2018 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) 2015 silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence for the second time. The Hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopedic care, cardiovascular care, maternity care, bariatrics, neurovascular and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technology such as the da Vinci® Surgical System’s robotic technology and RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Neuroscience Network, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock pediatric care for the pediatric inpatient unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified emergency medicine physicians.
Mary Kate Coghlan
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