AdventHealth Fish Memorial Recognizes Nurse with DAISY Award

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ORANGE CITY, Fla., November 14, 2019 – AdventHealth Fish Memorial recognized registered nurse Charlotte Rivera with the DAISY award.

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

Rivera is a nurse in the intensive care unit (ICU) and was nominated for this recognition by a patient at AdventHealth Fish Memorial.

“Charlotte took excellent care of me and went out of her way to make me feel at else. She explained everything that was going on in a way that I could understand,” the patient wrote.

“She showed me that she is invested in her job and the people that she cares for. Thanks to her care, my recovery has gone much smoother than I expected,” the patient added. “She is an outstanding person and you should be proud to have her on your team!”

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, Rivera received a bouquet of daisies, 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 department, the AdventHealth Fish Memorial medical/surgical unit, also received cinnamon rolls and a DAISY banner to display.

About AdventHealth Fish Memorial
AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City has 175-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. 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 Fish Memorial provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth Fish Memorial, visit

Photo Caption:
Charlotte Rivera, a registered nurse in the AdventHealth Fish Memorial medical/surgical unit, received the DAISY award, an international program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care provided by nurses. Pictured here, Rivera is surrounded by nursing colleagues from the medical/surgical unit, as well as nursing leaders. From left to right: Jennifer Meyer, patient care technician; Jasmin Jenkins, registered nurse; Sara Cianciarulo, nurse manager; Terri Youngbar, registered nurse and clinical case manager; Rivera; Michele Johnson, chief nursing officer; Danielle Brooks, assistant nurse manager; Ashlee Kay, assistant nurse manager; and John Lazarus, emergency department director.

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