Everyone knows that Michelle is a great resource for oncology patients. She is a walking encyclopedia for cancer patients. Diagnosis, treatments, chemotherapy, nursing care, significant laboratory values, mediports, etc.
Several times during the night when there is no IV nurse and the units have PICC line problems and have to ask for help, without hesitation Michelle will do it for me. A tiny baby in CICU
needed a line to be pulled a few cm so they can give her medications, a patient in 3NE PICC line clotted and antibiotic treatment is overdue, a patient in 3S that a PICC line is the only answer for IV access, patients in ED with mediport problems, give chemotherapy in ICU’s or med/surg floors just a few to mention.
February 2011 DAISY Winner: Maria Cardiad-Cortinas, RN
Maria took really good care of my son and made us all feel safe and treated us like family. She’s the best!!! Thank you Maria!!!
She is a really great nurse and cares for what she does…
She is a great nurse, very kind and helpful.
She is super dedicated and gives excellent care.
She gave great attention to my son.
She gives excellent attention.
She is kind and gentle and helped me with a smile.
Maria is a very professional nurse. She has excellent abilities caring for patients. She is caring and respectful. She loves her job. For those reasons and more we consider her the perfect employee. She deserves the title of the best employee of February!!!
January 2011 DAISY Winner: Cindy Ayala, RN
Cindy was very nice and always paid attention to what I said and what I needed. She also helped with my every request promptly and efficiently. She is a wonderful nurse.
Cindy took good care of me. She gave me my meds every night and was really nice.
Cindy is very caring. She treated us like family. From 1 to 10, she is a 10 plus, plus, plus.
Cindy Ayala is a very professional nurse. She is wonderful and makes you feel right at home. She cares about the patients. She is very kind and lovely.
Cindy is polite and very well mannered and is there when I need some assistance.
Cindy has helped my son feel as comfortable as he possibly can. She has a wonderful personality and a beautiful heart.
Cindy is great and very helpful.
Cindy always made sure Simone had everything she needed. No matter what test she was being whisked away for. Cindy would go out of her way to place special food orders to make sure Simone never went through the day hungry. Cindy always knew if Simone needed an extra hug or a special gift following difficult tests. Cindy also made sure that Simone left with a very special surprise…she made sure that all the staff signed a Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, tee shirt as a momento for Simone’s first visit to 3 South. Thanks so much, Cindy! Simone felt more like a friend than a patient.
Cindy is the best nurse ever! She’s made my son very comfortable here at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, and last month my other son was here and she did the same for him. She’s very caring and thoughtful from Luis and Jason my two boys.
She comforted my son in every way possible. She made him laugh and did funny faces so he would take his medication and she sure did a good job because not even I could trick him into taking his medicine and leave him laughing. Just to see how she made him happy is priceless to me!
Cindy has been very sweet and caring with us and always explained each of the medications. Cindy is always asking how I feel and is always in great spirits for my child. Thank you for having nurses like Cindy and I hope God grants her a happy and long life working in this hospital. Thank you Cindy!