Baylor All Saints Medical Centers Announces November 2007 Recipient of Daisy Award

Baylor All Saints Medical Centers announced today that Nancy McEntire, R.N. was the November 2007 recipient of the DAISY Award. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem. 

McEntire works in the Emergency Department at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth. "Nancy is committed to the spirit of excellence, best practice and compassionate care that we all strive for, and she serves as a mentor to all of us who work with her," says Glenda Allen-Rosales, R.N., manager, Emergency Department. "She has lived both her professional and personal life with an attitude of service. Nancy is a great support to her patients and peers, and we are most fortunate to have her on our team!" 

One of McEntire's peers stated, "Nancy has been with Baylor All Saints for many years. Her quality of nursing has always been what draws many young nurses to her. Nancy wants the best for everyone, including patients, families and staff. Nancy is the first to encourage people to go with the change and be the best that you can possibly be - she's a great mentor." 

The DAISY Award is a nation-wide program that rewards excellence in nursing. The award was created by the Foundation for the Elimination of Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem and recognizes the clinical skills, extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses every day. It is given monthly to an outstanding nurse in more than 100 hospitals across the United States. Patients, visitors, employees or physicians may nominate a deserving nurse. 

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the Barnes family in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. Having been touched by the remarkable care, clinical skills and compassion demonstrated by nurses during Patrick's illness, the Barnes family made it their mission to recognize exceptional nurses around the country. 

The DAISY Award is funded by the Faxel Endowment for Nurses. Ralph and Dee Faxel established the Faxel Endowment for Nurses through the All Saints Health Foundation. This fund provides scholarships, continuing education and certification assistance specifically for nursing. 

The not-for-profit Baylor All Saints Medical Centers serve more than 100,000 people annually through two hospitals, numerous primary care physician centers and practices, a rehabilitation and fitness center, and a variety of medical specialties. Programs of excellence in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology and women's services form the heart of the hospitals' services. All Saints joined Baylor Health Care System in January 2002. All Saints Health Foundation, a separately incorporated not-for-profit organization, raises and manages charitable funds to support Baylor All Saints Medical Centers. For fiscal year 2007, Baylor Health Care System reported $390 million* in community benefit, which includes providing care for charity patients and patients enrolled in government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the unreimbursed costs of medical education, research and community programs. For a physician referral, call toll free 1-800-4BAYLOR or search our online physician directory. 

*Represents preliminary information that will be reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Contact: Mary Johnson, (817) 922-7088 or Sunny Drenik, (817) 922-7100
Email: maryjohn@baylorhealth.edu or sunnydr@baylorhealth.edu 

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