Dignity Health Merced | helloHealthy | Fall 2018

HelloHealthy | Fall 2018 3 We hope you enjoy this issue of HelloHealthy . Comments about the publication can be directed to the Marketing and Communications Department: DIGNITY HEALTH – MERCY MEDICAL CENTER 333 Mercy Ave., Merced, CA 95340 HelloHealthy is published by Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Center to provide general health information. It is not intended to provide personal medical advice, which should be obtained directly from a health care provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2018 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Marketing and Communications Department Robin Mangarin-Scott—Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Communications–Central California Michelle Willow—Director of External Communications–Central California Robert McLaughlin—Director of Marketing–Central California Lindsey Wine—Communications Manager–Central California Michelle Oliver—Marketing Manager–Central California Making a profound difference DAISY recognizes extraordinary nurses Nurses in Merced are being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ® . The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate care nurses provide patients and families every day. The first recipient of The DAISY Award at Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Center is Danielle Muratore, RN. “We are proud to be among the health care organizations participating in The DAISY Award program,” says Chief Nursing Officer Janet Ruscoe, RN, MSN. “Nurses are heroes every day. It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do that.” Honoring unsung heroes The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of an autoimmune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Barnes and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of patients and their families. “When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced firsthand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night,” says Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation. “Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the superhuman, extraordinary, compassionate work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Mercy Medical Center are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.” Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues. Recipients of The DAISY Award are chosen by a committee at Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Center. Awards are presented throughout the year at celebrations attended by the honoree’s colleagues, patients, and visitors. Congratulations to our first DAISY Award winner, Danielle Muratore, RN, pictured with Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Center President Chuck Kassis.