October 2009
AWH Surgical Services
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth
Fort Worth
United States




Please accept my nomination for a nurse that I consider to be a great Daisy Nurse! She received her Bachelors in Nursing in 1996 and then went on to proceed to get her dual Masters in Nursing/ Masters in Business Administration. I have worked with this nurse since 2008 and she has exemplified the Nursing Profession without flaw since I have met her. At the current time, she is the Clinical Manager of Surgical Services. There is an immeasurable depth of admiration and high degree of trustworthiness for her throughout the hospital. Her fellow management team, the nursing staff, the medical staff and the leadership team of the hospital all have an enthusiastic liking for her. They admire her compassionate work ethic, her fair-minded leadership skills as well as her very affable personality. Countless times, staff have called her office and asked for help. Rather than calling the charge nurse or delegating the responsibility, she has changed out of her business suit, put on scrubs and come to the rescue! She expects the best of her nursing staff and pushes them to excel in their work; however, she also knows that she must do likewise when called upon. She is a good role model. The turnover rate in her 5 nursing units is next to nothing. Her retention rate is amazing. Her management skills are remarkable. Her staff have such an affection for her and would climb any mountain for her if asked. If you measure the worthiness of a good leader on how your staff support you, the findings would be beyond measure. She is also a very compassionate policy maker, establishing policies with a great aptitude for all that is needed in delivering the best possible care to the patient. Her policies protect the patient but also provide the nurse with good research-oriented information so that both the care receiver and care giver are in good hands. In addition to being a great nurse, she also volunteers with the Texas AIDS Ride. She provides medical care to those who are riding their bicycles to raise money for AIDS related service providers in DFW. This is an annual event that requires a formidable time commitment; however, her commitment to this event is near and dear. She has also completed the Avon Breast Cancer Three day Walk as well as a yearly participant in the American Heart Association Walk. I am thrilled work with this nurse who efforts are tireless and whose passion for nursing is immeasurable. I wholeheartedly recommend her as Daisy Nurse.