Outstanding Delray Nurses Get DAISY Awards 
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 
From left, Chief Nursing Officer Audrey Gregory, RN, MSN, MHA, CENP, Esther Bien-Aime, RN, Bonnie Holley, RN, Sherry Custary, RN, Maureen Miller, RN, and Director of Nursing Michelle Sutton-Epps, MSN, RN. 

DAISY award recognizes extraordinary nurses

DELRAY BEACH, FL -- To recognize the hospital's extraordinary nurses, Delray Medical Center announced its second quarter 2010 DAISY award winner and finalists. 

Chosen from 46 nominations is winner Sherry Custary, Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Maureen Miller and Bonnie Holley, Intermediate Care Unit/Heart Health, and Esther Bien-Aime, Progressive Care Unit, are finalists. All the nurses were recognized for their education, training, skill, judgment and compassionate care, which truly make a difference in the lives of so many patients.

Numerous hospitals and medical facilities around the country participate in The DAISY Awards. Nurse administrators, peers, physicians and patients choose the recipients each quarter. As of July, 2009, over 4,500 nurses have received The DAISY Award.

Since it takes a team to provide great patient care, Delray physicians, nurses and staff enjoyed Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls during the presentation. Delray hung a banner to celebrate The DAISY Award honors and the nursing profession.

“Delray Medical Center is proud to celebrate our DAISY Award nominees and winner Sherry Custary,” said Delray Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Audrey Gregory. “We always strive to recognize our nurses, who take pride in the nursing profession and work very hard to provide quality care to our patients.”

The DAISY award is sponsored by Cinnabon's franchisees whose parent company, FOCUS Brands, is Premier Sponsor.  The awards are co-sponsored in several hospitals by families and companies including the Angels Baseball Foundation, Hill-Rom, Johnson & Johnson's Campaign For Nursing's Future, NovaVine, Sam’s Club, UnitedHealthcare, U.S. Airways, Wells Fargo and Wellington Vineyards.

About Delray Medical Center

For more than 25 years, Delray Medical Center, a 493-bed acute care hospital, has served the communities of South Palm Beach County. As both a community hospital and Level II trauma center located on a 42-acre medical plaza, Delray Medical Center has the ability to offer several specialized services including Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Neurosciences, Emergency Care and more.

For the past four years, Delray Medical Center has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals (HealthGrades), as well as a Primary Stroke Center (Joint Commission), a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and for Knee and Hip Replacement (Blue Cross and Blue Shield) and has also received the Get With The Guidelines award for coronary artery disease, stroke and heart failure (American Heart Association.) Delray Medical Center is one of only 269 hospitals ranked in the top 5% in the nation for patient outcomes according to a new study by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings, organization, achieving the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award™.

The hospital is one of just 13 hospitals in South Florida, and just one of five in Palm Beach County that received the recognition for its clinical performance. The hospital is actively involved in community outreach, sponsoring several events, community lectures and fundraisers. Delray Medical Center is also a smoke free campus.

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