Grace Ngamau honored with DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Grace Ngamau, MSN, MSM/HCA, RN, a maternity nurse at Christiana Hospital, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for January 2018.

Christiana Care DAISY Award recipients are nurses recognized for meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of patients and families by displaying exceptional clinical skills, compassion, respect and partnership. This DAISY nomination came from a mom who thanks Grace for her remarkable, memorable teaching during their time together in postpartum care.

“While in college I always paid attention to teachers who would teach me new knowledge in a way that I would remember it forever. Grace is just that person … a master at her job with the ability to help others remember knowledge they will use the rest of their lives. No question was too silly and no request was too crazy for Grace.

“My husband and I could not wait for Grace’s shift to start because ‘amazing’ does not even begin describe her. Yes, all the staff was fantastic, but Grace stood out to us in the best way possible. She needs to know how much we appreciate her and how lucky we were to have her as our nurse.

“Thank you, Grace, for choosing this career. You really are making a difference in people’s lives. Thank you for being a teacher of much knowledge.”

Established in 1999, the family of J. Patrick Barnes created the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award to honor his memory with a tribute to the skillful and compassionate care he received from his nurses during his hospitalization. Today, more than 2,500 health care facilities in every state and 15 countries honor nurses with the DAISY Award.

The Professional Nurse Council at Christiana Care selects DAISY Award recipients using a blind selection process based on nominations from patients, families and all members of the Christiana Care team. All nurses — inpatient, outpatient and VNA — are eligible.