This awardis part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human effortsnurses perform every day. Mark Barnes and his family founded the award in 1999,and Terrebonne General Medical Center joins 1,760 other medical facilitieshonoring their nurses with this special award. The Daisy award is given to anurse who exemplifies the kind of nurse that patients and families, as well as nurses andphysicians, recognize as outstanding.

Dauterive, who began working in TGMC’sCritical Care Unit in January, was nominated by the daughter of a patient whowas recovering from heart surgery. The nominator described Tiffany as an excellentnurse who “genuinely cared” when she told the patient that it was “an honor anda privilege” to care for her.

The Critical Care Unit is a medical and surgical unit forpatients requiring specialized neurological, pulmonary, renal, cardiovascular,or post-operative monitoring. The Critical Care Unit is for heart patientsrequiring specialized cardiac care following cardiac procedures such asangioplasty, or stents. Patients requiring close overnight observation are alsoadmitted to this unit. Critical Care nurses spend the majority of time providingone-on-one care to the patient, therefore getting to know the patient and his or her family membersvery well. Terrebonne General's Critical Care Nurses have special training andthe clinical skills necessary to provide the very best care of critically illpatients. The nurses and physicians work together to develop a special plan ofcare for each patient.

“Iam extremely grateful being a new graduate and being awarded this honor,”Dauterive said. “Being a nurse has been one of the greatest rewards I have everexperienced. I am blessed that my profession consists of having the privilegeto be able to build a relationship with my patients and help them through theirtime of need. To be recognized for something I'm so compassionate about istruly fulfilling.”


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