DAISY Award for NursesValley is proud to have nurses who go above and beyond for their patients. Our monthly DAISY Award presentations honor these nurses for the special roles they play in patient care. 

Each month, a nurse from The Valley Hospital and a nurse from Valley Home Care are selected to receive the DAISY Award, based on nominations from patients and/or family members. In addition to celebrating the work these nurses do every day, the award helps nurses see in themselves what their patients, families and colleagues see in them and help them recognize the powerful difference they make in others’ lives. 

The DAISY Award is an international recognition program founded by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. (DAISY stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) 

Recognize a Nurse

If your life, or the life of a loved one, has been impacted by a Valley nurse, you can nominate them for a DAISY Award in one of the following ways:

  • Completing the DAISY Award nomination through the hospital’s GetWellNetwork bedside system (for current hospital inpatients)
  • Completing the DAISY Award nomination form and returning it to:
    The Valley Hospital
    223 N. Van Dien Ave.
    Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450
    ATTN: Nursing Professional Development Department, Phillips Lower Level

Recent DAISY Award Winners

Jessica McClendon, RN (The Valley Hospital)
Jessica McClendon, RN (The Valley Hospital)
Lisa Petrosi, RN (The Valley Hospital)
Lisa Petrosi, RN (The Valley Hospital)
Susan Masotti, RN (The Valley Hospital)
Susan Masotti, RN (The Valley Hospital)
Rachel Tobin, RN, OCN (The Valley Hospital)
Rachel Tobin, RN, OCN (The Valley Hospital)
Kelly Gillespie, RN (The Valley Hospital)
Kelly Gillespie, RN (The Valley Hospital)
Debra Forsythe, RN (Valley Home Care)
Debra Forsythe, RN (Valley Home Care)
Violet Teague, RN (Valley Home Care)
Violet Teague, RN (Valley Home Care)