Kevin Ware, RN, (center) stands with his fellow Emergency Department colleagues. Ware is the fall 2019 St. Francis DAISY Nursing Award winner.

St. Francis Medical Center Names Quarterly DAISY Nursing Award Winner

Award recognizes a nurse making an outstanding difference
in the lives of patients and families

TRENTON, NJ—St. Francis Medical Center recently named Kevin Ware, RN, a nurse with the Emergency Department at St. Francis Medical Center, as its fall 2019 DAISY Nursing Award winner.

The award is presented in collaboration with The American Organization of Nurse Executives. It is part of the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

Ware was nominated by colleagues and patients for his extraordinary care. One nominator wrote, “Kevin has excellent bedside manner. He is caring, patient and very understanding.” Another nominator wrote, “Kevin is one of the most caring and compassionate colleagues in the ED. He has an excellent rapport with patients, a team player and never loses focus on the humanism of our work.”

“I’m honored to have been chosen as a St. Francis’ DAISY award winner,” said Ware. “I enjoy being a nurse and helping people. Nursing gives me a sense of camaraderie too. As a former Marine, I know the value of having a strong team. That’s what I have with our ED team at St. Francis. We are a family. I couldn’t ask to work alongside better people.”

The DAISY Award was established in 2000 by the Barnes family in honor of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received inspired the family to thank nurses nationwide for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and families.

During the award presentation, Ware received the DAISY Foundation’s “Healer’s Touch” sculpture, as well as an award certificate and DAISY award pin.

To learn more about the DAISY award, visit https://www.daisyfoundation.org/daisy-award.