Ray Duplantis, RN in the Inpatient Oncology Unit at Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has been honored with “The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.” Duplantis has been a part of the TGMC family for 17 years.

This award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Mark Barnes and his family founded the award in 1999, and Terrebonne General Medical Center joins 708-other medical facilities honoring their nurses with this special award. The Daisy award is given to a nurse who exemplifies the kind of nurse that patients and families as well as nurses and physicians recognize as outstanding.

The daughter of a patient Duplantis cared for nominated him for the Daisy Award. She describes him as professional and compassionate and made them feel like family. He was always able to make her mother, the patient, laugh and make her feel young at heart. Ray not only comforted the patient but also the family when she passed away. He is an asset to the profession and was the most compassionate, sincere nurse that the family had the pleasure of meeting.

“When I began my nursing career, I promised myself to care for each of my patients as I would want my family member cared for. My reward has always been knowing, at the end of every shift I have worked, I gave each of my patients the best possible care. Although I was surprised to receive the Daisy Award, I am pleased to be recognized for having truly made a difference in the life of one patient and her family,” said Duplantis.


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