Apple Larrazabal
July 2018
Heart Care Institute
Riverside Community Hospital
United States




Apple was treating me and other patients for heart problems. Because of the seriousness of my disease, I was very apprehensive about the upcoming procedure. Apple has such an upbeat personality which helped relieve the stress of the situation and, at the same time, I felt very confident in her ability. Thank you, dear Apple.
This is just one of the many compliments and words of praise Apple has received. Apple was one of the original Service Champions and was selected for the reputation she had earned for leading the way with kindness and setting a great example of service in action.
Apple is always willing to provide patients with information and go above and beyond for the staff and more importantly for the patients. Apple always has a smile on her face no matter how crazy the day is at present. She is very knowledgeable and courteous. Patients love having her take care of them because it makes a stressful situation better. Patients every day I round say how excellent she is and meets their needs even before they ask for something as simple as a glass of water. She is always on it and a pleasure to have as a nurse in the heart center and really does make a difference for every patient she cares for. She represents the best in nursing.
Apple represents all that is right in healthcare - compassion, genuine caring, and love for her patients. Mix this with a high degree of skill and innate talent, and you have a true DAISY Nurse.