July 8, 2016 (Drexel Hill, Pa) – Crozer-Keystone Health System recently recognized Michaelle Rennix, R.N. of Springfield, a critical care certified nurse at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, as a recipient of the DAISY Award. Nurses that receive this significant accomplishment are chosen based on their ability to consistently meet all of the following criteria: Dedicated, Autonomous, Innovative, Selfless and Extraordinary. Rennix was nominated by a daughter-in-law of a patient for this award.
Rennix provided compassionate care for this particular patient and his family members during the difficult time of knowing their loved one would soon pass away. In the words of the daughter-in-law, “Michaelle provided my father-in-law a level of care in his final days that made him feel like he was a king! She was so kind, soft spoken, and caring for me and my family that she made us feel like we were her family. After my father-in-law passed, she provided comfort to my family and could not do enough for us. We are truly thankful for her.”
Eileen Young, M.S.N., R.N., chief nursing officer for Crozer-Keystone, commented, “Michaelle Rennix is a wonderful example of a caring, hard-working and dedicated nurse that is willing to do whatever is necessary for her patients and their family members.”
Daisy Foundation and Daisy Award
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 at the age of 33 from complications from an auto-immune disease. The care that 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 their patients and patient families.
Each DAISY Award Honoree is recognized at a public ceremony on his or her unit and receives a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a beautifully hand-carved stone sculpture. In addition, the unit celebrates their colleague’s achievement with Cinnabon cinnamon rolls which were a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness.