September 21, 2021

Q2 2021 DAISY Award Winner - Guada

PassportUSA recently had the honor of presenting Guada, RN, with a DAISY Award in person at her assigned facility in South Dakota.

The DAISY Award is a recognition program for extraordinary nurses and is a way to honor the incredible work nurses do for their patients and their families each and every day. Guada is a PCU nurse and is being recognized for the Q2 DAISY Award for her compassion and mentorship. She was nominated by her Department Manager:

Guada has proven to be a highly engaged nursing professional and mentor in our department and organization. She strives for excellence daily while working with her patients and colleagues. She is always willing to step in and help her colleagues on and off the floor...Guada serves as an informal mentor to nurses in and out of our department. She invest in others outside of work by providing homemade meals and companionship...she serves as an Ambassador for PassportUSA and she is passionate about improving the experience of international nurses as they transition to nursing practice in the U.S.

Congratulations, Guada, we are extremely proud of you and honored to celebrate you and your continued success as a US RN!

(Pictured above) SVP of International Operations, Katie Glaser, International Employee Supervisor, Ruben Artiga and Quality Improvement Nurse, Ryan Kiefer, surprised Guada with her DAISY Award earlier this month at her facility in South Dakota.

If you are an international registered nurse who is inspired by Guada's success, apply to the PassportUSA program below!

About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from Nurses while he was ill inspired the creation of The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses, an evidenced-based means of providing Nurse recognition and thanking Nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the Foundation expresses gratitude to the nursing profession internationally in nearly 4,500 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with recognition of direct care Nurses, Nurse-led Teams, Nurse Leaders, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Students, Lifetime Achievement in Nursing and through the J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects and Medical Mission Grants. More information is available at http://DAISYfoundation.org.

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