Coral Gables Hospital celebrates DAISY Award recipient of quarter

Coral Gables Hospital 2011_webCoral Gables Hospital has recognized Sergio Alvarez, RN, for being this year’s third quarter DAISYAward winner.

Alvarez is a quality management coordinator in the hospital’s telemetry unit. His coworkers have seen him as a role model since he joined the unit and highly respect him because of his willingness to go the extra mile to meet patient needs with a positive attitude.

“We congratulate Sergio on being selected by his peers for extraordinary performance,” said Jeff M. Welch, chief executive officer of Coral Gables Hospital.

Alvarez was presented the “Extraordinary Nurse” award by the hospital’s administrative team. The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.”

He also was presented a sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.

The DAISY Foundation was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes after he died of an autoimmune disease. His family was so touched by the compassion and hope provided by the nurses who cared for him that they created the DAISY Award. The award honors nurses who provide excellent patient care while simultaneously providing extraordinary emotional support to patients and families.

Coral Gables Hospital is a 245-bed acute care hospital located at 3100 Douglas Rd. in the heart of historic Coral Gables. For over 85 years, this community-based hospital serves South Dade County, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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