August 22, 2022
West Hills, Calif. — West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has honored Daisy Faustino, a registered nurse, with the prestigious DAISY Award. This award recognizes extraordinary nurses who make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families.
Daisy was nominated by a patient for the kindness and efficiency she provided. “It is nurses like Daisy that make being in the hospital a kinder, gentler and more loving experience,” said the patient.
The DAISY Foundation and its DAISY Award were established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who passed away in 1999 due to complications from an autoimmune disease. Barnes’ family created the foundation and DAISY Award in recognition of the high-quality care Barnes received from his nurses, as a way to thank exceptional nurses for years to come. More than 4,500 health care facilities and nursing schools now participate in the DAISY Award program.
“Daisy is a very kind and compassionate nurse. She represents the true spirit of the DAISY Award,” said Jennifer Fitzpatrick, ACNO of West Hills Hospital.