August 06, 2020
West Hills, CA — West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has honored Sanje Prasad, a registered nurse who has worked at the hospital for 13 years, with the prestigious DAISY Award. This award recognizes extraordinary nurses who make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families.
Nurses can be nominated for the DAISY Award by patients, family members, fellow nurses, physicians, other clinicians and staff. Prasad was nominated by one of her oncology patients.
"I would expect any nurse to have the necessary skills and training to do their job in a professional manner," the patient said. "What I didn't expect was the degree of care and concern demonstrated by Sanje to me while I was under her care."
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.
"Sanje embodies the true spirit of the DAISY Award, and we are proud to have her on our team," said Mark Miller, president and CEO of West Hills Hospital. "Sanje treats every patient with tremendous compassion and respect, and she never wavers in her dedication to providing the very best care."