Jan 6, 2023 Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Nurse Honored with Nursing Excellence Award

DAISY Award Winner Desiree WolarikLakewood, NJ January 6, 2023 – A Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) Medical/Surgical nurse has been honored with the quarterly DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®.

Desiree Wolarik, RN, of Forked River, received multiple nominations by patients that she cared for on the MMCSC inpatient units. Some of the praise shared included: “Nurse Wolarik lifted my spirits and showed me compassion and understanding. She showed confidence in her care with strength and determination.” Another nomination came from a patient’s loved one, who witnessed “her caring and comfort during a difficult situation. Her calm demeanor was greatly appreciated by our whole family.”

Desiree has be an MMCSC nurse since 2019.

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was formed by the family of Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. His widow, Tena, (a DAISY Co-founder) created the acronym, and the Foundation and established the DAISY Recognition Program to honor the super-human work nurses do every day at the bedside.

CONTACT: Laurie Zalepka