Nine New DAISYs Bloom

Nine NorthBay Healthcare nurses have received the coveted DAISY award since August, 2020, presented to honor their outstanding patient outreach.

They are: Susan Pack, R.N., a nurse in NorthBay Medical Center’s Mother/Baby Unit; Jayne Nanalis, R.N., a nurse in NorthBay Medical Center’s 1800 Unit; Loida de Vera, R.N., program coordinator for the Joint Replacement Program; Kareen Goloyogo-Ferrer, R.N., in the NorthBay Cancer Center; Carmelita Fernandez, R.N., on 2 North in NorthBay Medical Center; Pat Carter, R.N., inpatient case manager at VacaValley Hospital; Jeanette Jackson, R.N., Alan Valentin, R.N., and Paul Watson, R.N., all nurses at NorthBay Medical Center’s 1600/1700 Unit.

The Daisy Award was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes to express his family’s gratitude for the skillful and amazingly compassionate care he received from his nurses when he was hospitalized with the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in 1999. He died at age 33. All of the more than 30 DAISY awardees’ names are on display board at both NorthBay Medical Center and VacaValley Hospital. 


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