DAISY Award

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 2:30pm

I grew up thinking I wanted to be a reconstructive plastic surgeon, because I wanted to change lives. I felt it was my calling to make life better for those who struggled, but the amount of school was rather daunting, so I chose a different route in computer science.

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:34pm

From the time I was a little girl I always wanted to be a nurse, but sometimes things don’t always work out the way you imagine. I worked as a medical secretary at a different hospital doing insurance billing for some time before realizing that, if I was truly going to be happy, I needed to follow my passion.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 1:02pm

For more than a decade, I was a secretary at Roswell Park. I loved my job but knew I wanted more. I especially felt a passion for interacting with patients. When I witnessed everything they were going through, I felt a desire to be by their side during their journey.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 9:30am
I am a voice for patients who are burdened by hospital bills, underinsured or struggling with complex medical decisions. I act as an advocate to help them get the medication, treatment and coverage they need. I fight through insurance and legislative red tape to break down financial barriers. I spend days, months and sometimes years working with a patient until all of their medical needs are met.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 2:01pm
It’s a familiar refrain among nurses, and one that rings especially true for me: “I knew that I wanted to be a nurse as far back as I can remember.”
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 4:34pm
Over the years, I’ve witnessed my nursing colleagues at Roswell Park receive well-deserved recognition and acclaim in the form of the DAISY Award. I am very proud to now call myself a DAISY Award recipient — however I was not nominated by one of my patients.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:16pm
At Roswell Park, our entire nursing staff receives frequent, well-deserved recognition for providing compassionate care to our patients. However, during my nine months working in the RPCI Intensive Care Unit, I’ve learned that families and caregivers are also very much in need of empathy and support.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 4:50pm
As a chemo-infusion nurse at Roswell Park’s Amherst Center, I have been fortunate enough to build meaningful relationships with some truly inspiring people. The work of my colleagues and strength of our patients never ceases to amaze me.
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 9:47am
Roswell Park changed my life. From the moment I walked through the doors, I knew it was a place I wanted to work.
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 10:18am

Some days it’s hard to stay strong. I get emotional when I see families crying or patients struggling to cope with their illness. I feel for the moms who miss their child’s school event because of surgery or the young patients who are scared for their future.