Extraordinary Registered Nurse, Danielle Quesenberry, Recognized at Fauquier Health as DAISY Award Winner
December 21, 2022
Nurses at Fauquier Health continue to be honored with The DAISY Team Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The DAISY award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
We are proud to announce that the fourth quarter DAISY Team award recipient for 2022 is Registered Nurse (RN), Danielle Quesenberry. Danielle works as a Labor and Delivery RN in Fauquier Hospital’s Family Birthing Center. She received several strong nominations from her patients. Her nominations showcased the level of dedication and compassion she provides to her patients.
One nomination from a patient commented, “[Danielle] was always one step ahead of my needs and my husband and I joked in the following weeks about wishing we could have her as our home nurse. Her knowledge and ability to stay calm and keep me calm was outstanding, and I missed that after I left the hospital.”
Another nomination that Danielle received was a true testament to her ability to care for our patients. The patient commented on how she exceeded expectations, “There was nothing that me and my baby wanted or needed that she wasn’t right on top of. Never had to ask for anything. She treated me like I was the only person she was caring for.”
During the surprise presentation ceremony, the hallway in the Family Birthing Center was lined with fellow team members, family, and leadership who came to applaud Danielle and congratulate her.
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.
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses has been adopted by healthcare facilities around the world to celebrate nurses for their extraordinary care and compassion. The DAISY Team Award is for nurse-led teams of two or more who come together to solve a specific situation by going above and beyond. Nursing teams may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and they are chosen by a committee of nurses at Fauquier Health to receive The DAISY Team Award. The DAISY Team Award is presented by Nursing Leadership at a surprise presentation. The DAISY Award winner receives a certificate commending them for being an "Extraordinary Nurse." The certificate reads: "In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are and the incredibly meaningful difference your teamwork makes in the lives of so many people." The DAISY Award winner also receives a specially engraved plaque engraved with the name of the Team.
To honor these special nurses at Fauquier Health, a banner has been hung in the hallway for all to see. Each DAISY Nurse will have the opportunity to sign the banner recognizing them for their commitment and dedication. For a complete listing of healthcare organizations currently running the program, please go to http://DAISYfoundation.org.
The DAISY Award and DAISY Team Award are initiatives of The DAISY Foundation in service to the nursing profession. Additionally, DAISY offers J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects, The DAISY Faculty Award to honor inspiring faculty members in schools and colleges of nursing, and The DAISY in Training Award for nursing students. More information is available at http://DAISYfoundation.org.
Danielle Quesenberry, RN, proudly held up her banner alongside her leadership team, fellow colleages, and family.
Danielle Quesenberry, RN, celebrates with fellow team member and Director of Women’s Services to celebrate her winning nomination.
|Danielle Quesenberry, RN, is seen here with Dr. Christine Hart Kress, CNO, after being nominated as Quarter 4 DAISY Award Winner in 2022.|