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Posted October 23, 2013
Mindy Duren, RN is the October 2013 DAISY Award Recipient


Mindy DurenMindy Duren, RN is the October 2013 DAISY Award recipient. She is a nurse on 7-South. The DAISY Award is presented monthly to an All Children's Hospital Nurse who has provided extraordinary service to our patients. 

Mindy was nominated by a parent who wrote:

Mindy has been a blessing to both myself and my son, who was recently diagnosed with Pre B ALL. Since diagnosed three weeks ago, we have spent about 20 days in the hospital and Mindy, whether she is my son's nurse for the day or not, stops by to see how he is doing and to see if he needs anything.  She has been so very helpful in explaining the different treatments and medications that he has to take.  From the first day he met Mindy, he has declared that she is his favorite female nurse on the floor. Whenever he sees her, she brightens his day with her kindness. She is attentive, caring, listens to him and always makes sure that he knows that he will be okay. Whether she know it or not, she has calmed me down many times when I am scared. She is amazing and someone that I believe should be recognized for her over and above duties she does on the Hem/Onc floor. We know that we have a long, hard road ahead of us. But knowing that ACH has such amazing nurses and knowing we will see Mindy's smiling face and great attitude makes it a lot easier.

Mindy's supervisor added:

Mindy exemplifies her nomination with every patient every day, says Debbie Del Favero, RN, MSN/ED, CPN, NE-BC, Director Hematology-Oncology-HSCT, Vascular Access Team. Mindy always personalizes her care and catches every IV before it beeps. She has been a nurse with All Children's Hospital for three years and is a graduate of our nurse residency program. Since that time, Mindy has become a charge nurse, a member of the 7-South practice council and leads the unit's patient education council. Mindy has been an advocate for cancer care and assisted with our Cancer Survivor's program in June. She also participated in our annual walks for CureSearch. She recently served as one of the awesome chaperones for the ACH homecoming dance. In addition to all these activities, Mindy serves as a preceptor and is currently attending USF to become an ARNP. 

Thank you, Mindy, for the compassionate care you provide our patients.