I would like Mary Austin to be recognized for her extraordinary professionalism and superior care she has long demonstrated in the care of newborns and their families. An advocate for babies, she has worked closely with CPS to make sure an infant does not go into an unsafe environment. She has also come in on her day off to bring clothes she purchased to a homeless mother who had nothing and later drove that mother to Tucson when her baby was too sick to stay here and collaborated with that facility to make sure that new mother had a place to go. Her work and dedication reflect caring, compassion, and commitment. She also participates in end of life care through the C.A.R.E. program, working closely with bereaved parents after they have lost a baby. Several of those parents have even come by the nursery later to express their gratitude for her compassionate care. Mary should get the DAISY Award for her excellence in compassionate nursing care. She represents what it means to be a nurse.