Joseph Cantu
November 2012
Medical Unit
Midland Memorial Hospital
United States




Joseph is being honored with the DAISY Award for going above and beyond for the patients and families he cares for. Joseph is described as being an advocate for his patients. He is also described as being kind, consistent, and respectful. He does everything he can to keep his patients as comfortable as possible. In one particular situation, Joseph went above and beyond explaining conditions and treatment to the patient and her family to make sure they understood everything. This was very important to them and they appreciated his efforts. They commended him for having a human touch to medical care. The patient noted that Joseph acted as a true professional. In another situation, Joseph assessed the patient and advocated for their well-being. In communicating with their physician, it was decided that the patient needed emergency surgery. Joseph's prompt actions are praised for contributing to the well being of the patient. Joseph is described by his peers as being a wonderful co-worker and a great nurse. They note that he can brighten one's day and lighten the mood making everyone happy. He is known for working hard, but making it look easy. Joseph is also known for being outgoing and very caring with his patients. They cannot say enough good things about him. He is always willing to help. Because of Joseph's compassionate and caring efforts, his patients experience a level of care that exemplifies the impact nurses have in creating an environment where patients and families feel at home.