DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (October 3, 2018) – Halifax Health recently honored two registered nurses – Alexandra English and Diane Stadler – as winners of the community health system’s quarterly DAISY Award recognizing extraordinary nurses.
A graduate of Daytona State College, Alexandra English of New Smyrna Beach has been employed as a registered nurse at Halifax Health for three years. She currently works in Halifax Health Medical Center’s medical surgical/bariatrics unit. Prior to becoming a registered nurse, she was a certified nursing assistant at Halifax Health for nearly two years.
English says, “I enjoy nursing because I love taking care of people. I really enjoy being able to be there for my patients when they are going through really tough situations and helping them through their health issues. I love being able to make someone’s bad day better and I love being able to help people heal as well as help their families through whatever situations they encounter.”
Palm Coast resident Diane Stadler has been employed by Halifax Health for nearly four years and currently works in the medical surgical telemetry unit. Prior to becoming a registered nurse, she was a certified medical assistant for 17 years. Also a graduate of Daytona State College’s nursing program, the five-year nursing veteran says what she loves most about her profession is “being able to make a difference.”
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 for this quarterly 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, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, 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.