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Bassett Healthcare Network nursing leaders were recently pleased to present six nurses with DAISY Awards at locations across the network.

Bassett's DAISY Award program recognizes six nurses for their exceptional care each quarter in addition to presenting an annual award in the fall. Each honoree receives a certificate, a hand-crafted statue, a pin to wear on their ID badges, flowers, and various benefits from the DAISY Foundation.

Here are the 2023 Fourth Quarter DAISY Award winners, along with a quotation from their nominations. Be sure to congratulate these nurses when you see them – and thank them for their commitment to our patients and communities.

Thomas Zegarelli, RN
Bassett Medical Center – ICU

Thomas Zegarelli, RN

​“Thomas was very supportive of all of our questions and supporting our needs. We were in and out of the room often, and he kept in communication with us over the course of a couple of hours. He allowed us the perfect amount of space and support during this time of need for our family.”

Misty Webster, RN
Bassett Medical Center – Radiology

Misty Webster, RN

​“Misty was just very encouraging. She understood my concerns about the test and told me what to expect, putting my mind at ease. She also took the time to listen. She was very calm and explained everything happening to me in a manner that made it not-so-scary.”

​Lorah Groh, LPN
O’Connor Hospital – Specialty Clinic

Lorah Groh, LPN

“Lorah’s patient trusts her. Thanks to her kind, compassionate care, his wound has made extensive improvement. Lorah has gone above and beyond with this patient and it shows in the interactions during treatment.”

​John Heney, RN
Bassett Heart Care Institute at FoxCare – Anticoagulation Clinic

John Heney, RN

“John is always attentive to patients’ needs and continuously strives to maintain excellence in patient care. He has been worthy of the DAISY Award for some time, as I can recount numerous interactions where he has gone above and beyond to deliver stellar patient care.”

​Rachel Gural, RN
Cobleskill Regional Hospital Emergency Department

Rachel Gural, RN

“Rachel took me and my husband through a very scary and dark situation with the most loving, caring, funny, and compassionate care I could ever have hoped for in an ER. Rachel was at my side frequently, explaining what would happen in a way that didn’t make me MORE nervous. She made sure I was warm and as comfortable as possible.”

Grace Burgin, RN
A.O. Fox Hospital – 1 North (Inpatient)

Grace Burgin, RN

“Grace is very responsible and compassionate in her work. She goes out of her way to make you feel like a family member. She’s always available to assist you in any way. She deserves this honor to show her she has a special place in our hearts.”

Nurses are nominated for this prestigious award by patients, staff or leadership. Visit this page to nominate a Bassett Healthcare Network nurse, nursing team, or nursing leader. Learn more about the DAISY Award by visiting The DAISY Foundation's website.


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