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Nantucket Cottage Hospital Gives DAISY Award to Lisa Lacoursiere, RN

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is proud to announce the latest recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, Lisa Lacoursiere, RN, who was surprised yesterday with the honor in front of her nursing peers.

The DAISY award recognizes nurses who provide extraordinarily compassionate care to their patients (daisyfoundation.org). Lisa was nominated by one of her infusion patients who wrote, “cancer treatment can be an unnerving and scary experience. From the moment I met Lisa I felt that I was in good hands and would be well taken care of. Lisa uses a no-nonsense approach to care. She is friendly but never retreats from her professional role. She can joke and laugh at appropriate times and is expert at getting important information across. She explains everything and checks to make sure that she is understood. In addition to being a consummate professional, she is personable, thoughtful, and considerate.”

Congratulations to the other NCH nominees: Shawne Broderick, RN, Suzanne Carroll, RN, Meghan Corcoran, RN, Sophie Civitarese, RN, Jan Ellsworth, RN, Molly Harding, NP, Erin Higgins-Coulter, RN, Pam James, RN, Charlotte Kassel, RN, Rose Klein, RN, Maria Papale, RN, Melissa Prince, RN and Ruth Tonico, RN. 

An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, The DAISY Foundation was formed in November 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family.