Mar 29, 2023 Monmouth Medical Center OR Nurse Honored with Nursing Excellence Award

MMC Daisy Award Sarah Baffa and group

Sarah Baffa is shown with her Perioperative Services’ Nursing Colleagues at her Daisy Award Presentation.

Long Branch, NJ, March 29th, 2023 – A Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) Operating Room nurse who is praised her passion for ensuring staff are provided with a positive, uplifting and collaborative environment, has been honored with the quarterly DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®.

In nominating Perioperative Services nurse Sarah Buffa, BSN, RN, CNOR, her colleagues submitted a nomination that included these comments: As the chair of the Employee Engagement and Recognition Committee, Sarah Buffa has played an instrumental role in improving the morale of the unit. She takes the time to recognize staff for birthdays, positive achievements, and successes. She encourages staff to recognize one another with her “give a hug” program, which honors staff for helping one another or cheering someone up when they had a challenging day. Sarah also organizes holiday activities on the unit to create a fun working environment for the staff. Her positivity is appreciated by everyone on the team., and her passion for ensuring we provide staff with a positive, uplifting and collaborative environment plays a large role in improving employee engagement. Because of her efforts staff enjoy coming to work on a daily basis.

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.

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