2016 Northeast Region Nurse of the Year Daisy Cruz with the BrightStar Care Stamford Franchise Owner Ray Boller and Team
Last week, BrightStar Care of Stamford hosted a special celebration to share the great news that not only was Daisy Cruz nominated, but that she is a national finalist for the 2016 Nurse of the Year award. “We have achieved a great deal of success over the last five and a half years and have gained a reputation in our towns for responding quickly in providing hands on, person-centered quality care to our clients,” said local BrightStar Care Owner Ray Boller. “While this has been a team effort, the core of this team has been our Director of Nursing, Daisy Cruz."
At BrightStar Care®, stories like this one are happening each and every day. To pay tribute to the specialized and tireless work of the thousands of nurses throughout our network, we honor the exceptional work of our nurses across the country through our Nurse of the Year program. Nominations come pouring in and four regional finalists are selected. After reading the wonderful nomination written on her behalf, there was no question of the impact Daisy has made on her team and the clients in her care: "Whether Daisy is coaching a caregiver in a specific competency, checking with a doctor on a client’s change in condition or talking to a family member about equipment needed, her focus is always on her client / patient.”
One of Daisy's clients even wrote in, "I can't express enough my total and never ending gratitude for the time and effort she has put in working with and for my mother... She has always treated my Mother with the utmost dignity and respect especially at the most difficult times. The list of her accomplishments would be many pages long and without Daisy help, I'm not sure what I would have done all these years."
As a national finalist, Daisy along with the three other finalists will be recognized at BrightStar Care’s Branch Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL on Saturday, April 16 at an Award Gala and the 2016 National Nurse of the Year winner will be announced. Be sure to check out Daisy's full nomination to learn more about the great work she is doing.
Best of luck, Daisy, and congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment!