DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (January 31, 2018) – Halifax Health recently honored two registered nurses – Richard Forquer and Monika Glisson – as winners of the community health system’s November 2017 DAISY Award recognizing extraordinary nurses.
Richard Forquer, RN is a 2012 graduate of Daytona State College’s nursing program and is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Forquer worked in Halifax Health’s cardiac intermediate care unit for two years prior to joining Halifax Health Medical Center of Port Orange’s intensive care unit in March 2017.
The patient who nominated Forquer for this award wrote the following, “He provided me with not only the most knowledgeable care but he was very reassuring and showed me great compassion. He came to my room just to say hello and check on my wellbeing. I have been an RN for 20 years but have been very ill for 10 years. During these 10 years of many hospitalizations, I have never received such amazing care. Halifax Health is very lucky to have a great employee like Rick.”
Monika Glisson, RN has worked at Halifax Health since September 2002. As a girl, she pretended to give shots to her dolls and so it was no surprise that she chose nursing as a career. Glisson attended nursing school in Hungary.
The patient who nominated Glisson for the DAISY Award wrote the following, “She was very hospitable, energetic and explained things to us. I can’t thank you enough for her care. She was a bright spot at a very stressful time. Care to the family is part of the care to the patient.”
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. A DAISY Award Partner, Halifax Health encourages patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees to nominate a nurse each month for this honor.
About the DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. During his eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to him, but his entire family. The foundation, whose name DAISY is an acronym for diseases that attack the immune system, has as one of its goals to recognize extraordinary nurses who make an enormous difference in the lives of those they care for with the superhuman work they do every day. To learn more about the DAISY Foundation, go to daisyfoundation.org.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.