February 15, 2019

Colleen Moitoso, RN, receives DAISY Award

Rehoboth Nurse Recognized at Women & Infants Hospital


Women & Infants Hospital recently presented Rehoboth resident Colleen Moitoso, RN, a nurse on the Labor and Delivery Unit, with the DAISY Award. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the above and beyond efforts performed by nurses every day.

In nominating Colleen, the wife of a patient wrote, “Colleen’s support, wisdom and skill served to augment an galvanize my role – suddenly my wife had the support and gentle guidance of an expert (Colleen) along with the companionship and coaching of a loved (but amateur) family member … I had the opportunity to witness the breadth of her (Colleen’s) capabilities and talents. And I will always remember her ability to understand what was needed and match her skill and energy to meet that need.”

Colleen has been a nurse with Women & Infants since 1992.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Said Bonnie Barnes, president and co-founder of the DAISY foundation, “When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Women & Infants Hospital are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

To nominate an extraordinary nurse who works at any Women & Infants affiliated location or the main hospital, submit an application online or in person. Fellow providers and patients may nominate a nurse for the award.


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