Too often, we underestimate the power of a nurse’s touch, smile, kind word, or listening ear. As the great Nurse Theorist writes, “Maybe this one moment, with this one person, is the very reason we’re here on earth at this time.” I’m often reminded of these sentiments every time my nursing team presents a DAISY Award to one of our stellar nurses.

It’s with great pride that recruiter Jordin Safin and the rest of our team at Medical Staffing Options celebrate travel nurse Mary Flohr, a recent recipient of The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. Please join us in thanking Mary for her dedication to her patients, their families, and her assigned facility!

Working in any neonatal intensive care unit requires a special kind of nurse. Beyond the fast-paced nature and complexities of a NICU, the emotions that arise from working with such young patients and new parents can be intense. Amidst incredible highs lie heartbreaking lows, and the RNs who go above and beyond in this environment truly deserve recognition.

Mary is currently on assignment in upstate New York. Here’s what one family had to say of her incredible care:

“While caring for our daughter in the NICU, nurse Mary went above and beyond in so many ways. She constantly challenged [our daughter] to take steps toward discharge (lowering oxygen level, feeding, etc.). She also took the time to help our baby create keepsakes with her hand and footprints so that her room would be more unique and welcoming. Nurse Mary also took the time to make sure that we understood the care our baby was receiving and the progress she was making.”

Mary also does crafts with her patients around holidays and uses them to decorate their rooms. She puts so much into being a nurse each and every day and truly loves what she does.

Here’s what one of Mary’s managers (while on a travel assignment) had to say about her attitude and work ethic:

“Mary was never a charge/preceptor officially since she was a traveler, but she was a leader on our unit for all new nurses. Mary is personable and positive. I never heard a negative word come out of her mouth and I adore her. Anyone would be lucky to have her and I would let Mary take care of my family because she is always ready to work and has a great attitude.”

Please join the MSO team once more in celebrating Mary and all she does for her patients and their families. You can view Mary’s DAISY Award announcement on the organization’s official website here.

Earl Dalton, MHA, MSL, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Medical Staffing Options
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About The DAISY Award

The DAISY Award honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. The award was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, a patient who passed away in late 1993 after being diagnosed with the auto-immune disease ITP. Patrick’s family brainstormed about what they could do in his memory, and vividly recalled the skillful and compassionate care he received from his nurses during his eight-week hospitalization. To say thank you to nurses everywhere, they established a recognition program known today as The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses.

To learn more about The DAISY Award, visit the The DAISY Foundation™ website.

Travel Nursing with MSO

If you are a travel nurse that takes pride in going the extra mile for patients, reach out to the experienced team of state-focused recruiters at Medical Staffing Options. We can help you find the travel assignment that best fits your needs and skillset in your ideal location. Get started by viewing our available travel RN positions.

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