Our Campus is proud to announce Janeatte Bendezu, RN, in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), as recipient of the DAISY Award, which recognizes one nurse each month for going above and beyond to deliver exceptional patient care. The designation, presented in collaboration with The American Organization of Nurse Executives, is part of the DAISY Foundation’s national program to recognize nurses who serve as role models to colleagues throughout the profession.
“Being nominated for the DAISY Award is a very special moment in my professional life and means the world to me,” said Bendezu. “It is an honor to be selected by one of my peers. I’m very lucky to love my job and the people I work with.”
A co-worker of Bendezu’s nominated her for the award, writing, “Janeatte understands that having your most precious baby in intensive care can be an overwhelming and stressful experience, affecting the entire family. In addition to the fact that for many of our families, English is their second language or they do not speak English at all, the impact is magnified.
“Janeatte works to ensure that these families have someone who can clearly communicate to them information about their baby as well as available resources and support,” said Jones. “Oftentimes, she will be caring for her own patients when a nurse will ask for her assistance with a Spanish-only speaking family. She never hesitates and finds the time to provide exceptional care to these patients, not making the requestor or families feel like they have imposed in any way.
“When I see Janeatte, I see the nurse and caregiver that I believe we should all aspire to. The nurse whose caring and support during a difficult time makes a difference and touches lives.”