Extraordinary Nurse

by Aug 30, 2023Health, Southport Oak Island

Daniel Gedman, RN, of the Dosher Memorial Hospital Emergency Department is honored by the DAISY Foundation.

Daniel Gedman, RN, a nurse in the Dosher Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

Gedman was nominated for the award by the parent of a young patient who had a recent visit to Dosher’s Emergency Department.

The parent said he connected and established trust with the child quickly, explaining the treatments as he performed them and putting everyone’s minds at ease. “We are forever thankful for the great experience we had, and he (Dan) deserves to be recognized for his hard work,” the parents said.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, California. It was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who 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 Barnes 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.

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“Dan exemplifies what it is to be a great nurse,” says Dosher Chief Nursing Officer Catherine Mohr, RN, DNP. “Not only is he a highly skilled professional, but he understands how to establish rapport with patients of diverse backgrounds and ages, which is a significant component in patient experience. Our great nursing team at Dosher offers this highly worthy candidate our heartfelt congratulations on earning this recognition.”

For a complete listing of healthcare organizations currently running the DAISY program, go to DAISYfoundation.org.
To nominate an extraordinary nurse at Dosher, go to dosher.org/DAISY.