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Nazareth Hospital’s Beth Cantz, RN, Wins DAISY Award


NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (May 8, 2013): Nazareth Hospital’s Professional Practice Council recently recognized the Hospital’s second DAISY Award recipient: Beth Cantz, RN, of the 2N Neuroscience Unit. Beth was presented with the award by Michael F. Beshel, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN-NE-BC, VP, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer on April 17.

Beth was nominated by two of her coworkers, who said of her: Beth . . . goes out of her way to help her co-workers and the doctors.  She always has the right answers for you.  She never hesitates to help you or answer your questions.  She always talks to her families as if they were her own.  She never says no.  She is always eager to learn and teach the rest of her peers.  She is energetic and a hard worker.  She is dedicated to her patients and her co-workers. . . The recipient of the Daisy Award should be someone who demonstrates whole-hearted care, and that person is Beth Cantz”.

2N Neuroscience Patient Care Manager Kelly Herninko, RN, said, “Beth is the wound care champion for our unit . . . a preceptor for new nurses and has served as interim charge nurse. She is a valued member of the 2 neuroscience unit. Beth is dedicated to her patients and colleagues, and she is a true leader.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick “Pat” Barnes.  The care Patrick received inspired the Barnes family to create the DAISY Awards to recognize nurses who make a profound difference in the lives of their patients and their families.

Patients, visitors, physicians, other nurses or team members can nominate a Nazareth nurse for the DAISY award. One recipient is selected each quarter.  Each honoree receives a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY award winner’s unit coworkers celebrate with a treat of cinnamon rolls, in keeping with a tradition the Barnes family established.

To learn more about Nazareth Hospital, call 1.866.NAZARETH (1.866.629.2738).

Christy A. McCabe

Director, Marketing Communications
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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nazareth Hospital
2601 Holme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152

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