Southcoast Health Names First DAISY Award Recipients for 2020

In partnership with The DAISY Foundation, Southcoast Health recognized and honored the first 2020 DAISY Award recipients chosen for their ability to provide extraordinary and compassionate nursing care.

We congratulate the nurses selected to receive the award:

Diane Pimental, RN, Charlton Memorial Hospital

“From the moment that Diane stepped into my room, after politely knocking on the door, I knew she was extraordinary in every way. She is one of the most talented professionals I’ve ever interacted with. She truly cares about the patients she cares for.”

Jennifer Gomes-Lackey, RN, St. Luke’s Hospital

“Jennifer is kind and thoughtful. She made me feel at ease before my procedure. Checked on me and on how I was feeling. She is an amazing nurse.”

Lynn Bliss, RN, Tobey Hospital

“Lynn is very special to all her peers and especially to all her patients. She treats patients as she would one of her own family members. Lynn is always making sure her patients are taken care of in the best way possible.”

At each of the surprise ceremonies, the award recipients received a DAISY Award certificate and pin, a DAISY bag, a cinnamon bun topped with a daisy and a hand-carved Healer’s Touch sculpture.

On hand to celebrate at the ceremonies were Chief Nursing Officer, Jackie Somerville, RN, PhD, and Sarah Eby, MHA, BSN, RN, Innovations Nurse Specialist, who manages the DAISY Awards program at Southcoast, as well as other nursing leaders, supervisors and colleagues of winners.

Southcoast is committed to recognizing the excellent work of all of our nurses and to highlight those nurses that shine as they connect with patients and families. 

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