August 18, 2023
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has honored Allyson Cardilino, 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.
Allyson was nominated by a patient’s family for the amazing care she provided when their father suffered a heart attack. The family stated, “She never let the stress or fatigue ever show on her face. Just looking at her calmed us down….. Allyson is a rare gem and an asset to West Hills Hospital.” The award was presented to Allyson by Jesse Roque, West Hills Hospital chief nursing officer, and special guest, Shari Chavez, HCA Far West Division chief nursing executive.
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.
“We are very fortunate to have Allyson on our team. She is a very skilled and compassionate nurse, who is very deserving of this prestigious award,” said Jesse Roque, chief nursing officer, West Hills Hospital.