AdventHealth Hendersonville Celebrates New DAISY Award Recipient

Hendersonville, NC (June 24, 2019) — AdventHealth Hendersonville invites the community to join us in congratulating our newest winner of the DAISY Award, Shawn Costanzo, RN, OCN. Shawn is a triage nurse for the AdventHealth Cancer Services. Her clinical skill and dedication to compassionate patient care are consistently noticed by co-workers and the patients that she cares for every day.

Here is just a portion of the letter nominating Shawn for the DAISY Award:

“Shawn daily encounters the varying physical and emotional needs of our cancer patients. Often, we have patients share their personal frustrations that are not always within the boundaries of just chemotherapy treatments or side effects. No matter what the problem, Shawn always goes above and beyond for each patient she encounters. She doesn’t give up until she finds a solution, or all avenues have been exhausted.

For example, one of our terminal patients wanted to take a last trip to New York to visit family but was unable to fly due to the oxygen risks. The drive would take three days, requiring the patient to take large oxygen tanks in the vehicle and coordinate with different oxygen suppliers to refill along the way and during her visit. The patient’s insurance would not cover a small, portable oxygen concentrator which would be so much simpler. Shawn spent several days personally reaching out to several charitable resources until she found a certified and inspected portable oxygen concentrator for her patient, which she went and picked up. To say that the patient was amazed and grateful is an understatement!”

AdventHealth is excited to have partnered with The DAISY Foundation to honor nurses, like Shawn, who go above and beyond their daily tasks to make extraordinary differences in the lives of our patients and their families.

The DAISY Award was created by the family of J. Patrick Barnes to thank the nurses who cared for Patrick and for them as he battled an autoimmune disease. Patrick lost his battle, but his family realized the impact his nurses had on the final days of his life. For that they are forever grateful. They wanted to create an opportunity for all families who experience the benefits of the extraordinary care of nurses to show their appreciation.

The AdventHealth Nursing Administration presented Shawn Costanzo, RN, with a gift package including:

  • DAISY Award Certificate
  • DAISY Award Pin
  • “A Healer’s Touch” Sculpture

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment.

In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.

Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for five orthopedic specialties including Spine Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement. It is also the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning six consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey. AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).