Awards and Recognition



Nominate a deserving recipient of The DAISY Award

This nurse’s clinical skill and especially her/his compassionate care exemplify the kind of nurse that our patients, their families, and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model. She/he consistently meets all of the following criteria:

  • Establishes that special connection between his/her patient and their family which demonstrates the trust, care and compassion of the nurse-patient-family relationship
  • Has a positive attitude and demonstrates professionalism in the work environment
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team to meet the patient’s and the family’s needs
  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills with his/her patient, family, peers and co-workers
  • Lives the RWJUH Somerset values of Commitment, Understanding, Learning, Trust, Unity, Respect and Empathy


Complete The DAISY Award Nomination form and email to: Eileen Allen, and Kathy Easter, If you have any questions, please contact Eileen at 908-595-2393.


2019 Nurses’ Day Awards:

  • Community Outreach Award: Rhonda Lane, BSN, RN
  • Advanced Practice Provider Award: Simona Schneider, MSN, RN, APN, ANP-BC, CBEC
  • Transformational Leader Award: Laura Smith, BSN, RN, CNRN
  • Structural Empowerment Award: Magnet® Enculturation Council
  • Exemplary Professional Practice Award: Galina Saburova, BSN, RN, ONC
  • New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements Award: Megan Allen, MSN, RN-BC, CCM, CCDS

Patient Stories

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