Three New DAISYs Bloom

Nora Maligaya (holding certificate) shares her surprise moment with team leaders.

Three NorthBay Healthcare nurses are the proud recipients of the coveted DAISY award, presented to honor their outstanding patient outreach.

Tiffany Song, Nora Maligaya and Christine Aye all received their awards at separate presentations in front of their nursing colleagues this year.

Tiffany Song

Tiffany, a nurse in NorthBay Medical Center’s ICU, was singled out by the son of a patient who admired her calming care as his mother was showing signs of delirium. “Tiffany spoke to her as if she were awake and alert, explaining everything she was doing, even if it was just straightening a sheet.”

Christine Aye

Nora, a nurse in the VacaValley ICU, was nominated by a grandson who extolled the care she provided his grandfather. “She speaks in a manner that makes her patients feel calm.”

Christine works in the VacaValley ICU and was thanked by the mother of a patient who wrote, “She is a very relatable human being, not just a nurse with a task list checking things off.”

NorthBay joined the DAISY Foundation in December 2015 and has presented a total of 13 DAISY awards. The awardee’s names can be seen on a new display board posted in NorthBay Medical Center, outside the old cafeteria.

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