Surprise RN receives national nursing award

Nurse award

Surprise resident Dorota Serrano recently received a national award for her work as a neuro-surgery nurse.

( Surprise resident Dorota Serrano received a national nursing award for her commitment to safe, compassionate and quality patient care.

Serrano, a neurosurgery nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, part of the foundation’s efforts to recognize the efforts nurses make every day.

Serrano, a registered nurse, has worked at St. Joseph’s since 2006.

She is known for her energy, attention to detail and an ongoing dedication to providing the best care for her patients and their families. She is also involved in numerous hospital and departmental activities.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation, based in Glen Ellen, Calif., was established by J. Mark Barnes and his family in memory of his son, J. Patrick Barnes.

J. Patrick Barnes died at the age of 33 in 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a little-known autoimmune disease.

The nursing care Barnes and his family received while he was ill, inspired the award to thank nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and families.

St. Joseph’s and 24 other medical facilities in the nation were honored with The Daisy Award.