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SVMHS Nurse Receives DAISY Award
SALINAS, CA, August 1, 2017
- Stephen Isbill, RN is the July recipient of the DAISY award at Salinas
Valley Memorial Healthcare System. SVMHS participates in the national
DAISY Award program, which celebrates compassionate and skillful nursing
care. Isbill is a Staff Nurse II in the Heart Center. As a DAISY Award
recipient, the publicly elected Board of Directors recognized Isbill during
its July board meeting.
“I am honored to receive this award!,” says Stephen Isbill,
RN II. “I treat our patients like they are my family. I give them
the best care possible with a smile on my face. Even if they are not my
patients, I help on the floors answering call lights and help in any way
Isbill joined the Heart Center in August of 2005. He was nominated for
the DAISY Award by the daughter and son of a patient. They stated he provided
exceptional care to their mother and witnessed how compassionate and attentive
he was towards her. “Stephen would show up with a warm smile and
a wonderful attitude to help my mother,” wrote the patient’s
son. “He is a warm and caring nurse who will stop everything he
is doing to attend to his patients.”
“Stephen Isbill is a wonderful and dedicated registered nurse,”
says Christie Gonder, RN, Chief Nursing Officer. “He sees patients
at their worst and always manages to make them smile and to feel at ease.
We are grateful Stephen is a part of our team.”
The following employees were also nominated for the July DAISY Award:
Marlyn Berkenpas, RN II, Michael Brown, RN III, Israel Hester, RN I, Aracely
Martinez, RN II, and Janice Suhat, RN II.
Every month, Salinas Valley Memorial recognizes an outstanding employee
with a DAISY Award (for nurses) or a STAR Award (for all staff). Nominations
can be submitted by patients, visitors and staff. Nomination forms and
drop boxes are located throughout the hospital.