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San Diego Healthcare System VA Nurse Receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

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Robin Stein, RN, at San Diego Healthcare System VA received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, presented by The DAISY Foundation and UnitedHealthcare, at a special ceremony today.

Tom Chohany, Southern California director, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans, presents The DAISY

Tom Chohany, Southern California director, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans, presents The DAISY Award to Robin Stein, RN, San Diego Healthcare System VA. At left is Melissa Barnes, vice president, The DAISY Foundation (Photo: Wally Nell).

Stein received a certificate commending her for being an “Extraordinary Nurse” to her veteran patients. The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.”

The DAISY Foundation’s unique recognition program is part of many hospitals’ recruitment and retention programs, helping to offset the acute shortage of nurses nationwide. Each month, nurses are selected by their nursing administration and peers to receive the DAISY Award, established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes died in 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.

An excerpt from Stein’s nomination form read: “Robin advocates for patients in her role as a case manager. She is proactive with the quality of care the veteran seeks, as well as providing the best care to the veteran as she possibly can. Robin cares for the patient not only for their medical needs, but she doesn’t hesitate to get involved with social, emotional or financial needs as well. She often helped patients with finding local agencies to assist with transportation needs, referral to Adult Protective Services, home health referrals, patient safety checks, and assistance in obtaining food at local shelters.”

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