AdventHealth DeLand Recognizes Nurse with DAISY Award

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Delaney Rodriguez

DELAND, Fla., Jan. 21, 2020 – AdventHealth DeLand recognized registered nurse Delaney Rodriguez with the DAISY award.

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care provided by nurses.

Rodriguez works in the intensive care unit and received nominations from both patients and colleagues.

“Delaney’s calm and gentle demeanor helped ease my nerves. Her sincere humbleness and sincerity took away my fear and anxiety and brought me to a place of peace,” a patient wrote in nomination of Rodriguez. “Once I saw how confident and poised she was, I was able to totally relax. Her care helped to holistically heal my mind, body and spirit.”

Rodriguez’s colleague recounted occasions she had gone above and beyond in providing uncommon compassion.

“She spent a lot of time with a patient and his wife, discussing his cardiac condition and explaining his treatment in laymen terms. She was so patient and kind,” her coworker wrote. “Delaney truly exemplifies AdventHealth’s service standards and our mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ.”

Created in 1999, more than 2,500 healthcare facilities in all 50 states, as well as 15 other countries, use the DAISY Award to honor nurses.

In recognition of this honor, Rodriguez received a DAISY pin, a certificate, a tote bag and a hand-carved stone sculpture of the “Healer’s Touch” by an artist of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.

Her unit, the AdventHealth DeLand intensive care unit, also received cake, cinnamon rolls and a DAISY banner to display.

About AdventHealth DeLand
AdventHealth DeLand has 164-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth DeLand provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth DeLand, visit

Photo Caption:
DeLand Daisy Award_Delaney Rodriguez: AdventHealth DeLand recognized registered nurse Delaney Rodriguez with the DAISY award. Rodriguez works in the hospital’s intensive care unit and was nominated for this recognition by a patient and a coworker. Pictured here, Craig Lindsey, AdventHealth DeLand chief nursing officer, presents the DAISY award to Rodriguez.

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