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. The Hospital achieved Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care, and has been nationally recognized by Press Ganey, Thomson Reuters (now Truven Analytics), and The Joint Commission, along with other healthcare ratings organizations, for its high quality patient care. The Neurocardiac Critical Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have received the Silver Beacon Award by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for superior nursing care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named among the top ten hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area in US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is ranked as high-performing in nine categories: cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The Hospital offers a full range of services, including bariatric, cancer, cardiovascular, maternity, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, neurovascular and orthopedic, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies 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 and cerebral aneurysm care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock care for children in our pediatric inpatient unit and emergency department staffed by emergency medicine physicians who are board-certified in pediatric care. For more information, visit mainlinehealth.org/brynmawr.
Mary Kate Coghlan
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