Melissa Rafferty, a nurse at Riverview Hospital, was awarded the DAISY Award for her extraordinary work as a nurse.
Rafferty was nominated after a peer who had a family member come into the hospital had first-hand contact with Rafferty and her extraordinary efforts as a nurse.
The DAISY Foundation is a non-profit foundation that began after 33-year-old J. Patrick Barnes passed away in 1999 due to complications from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, or ITP. ITP is an autoimmunie disease where the body creates antibodies against its own platelets.
While Patrick was being treated , Bonnie Barnes, who is DAISY Foundation’s President and Co-Founder said that their family “experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night.”
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