Cammy Budnavage Honored With DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Cammy Budnavage

Cammy Budnavage, RN, of ChristianaCare HomeHealth has received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

ChristianaCare DAISY Award recipients are nurses recognized for meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of patients and families by displaying exceptional clinical skills, compassion, calm, respect and partnership.

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Budnavage, of HomeHealth’s New Castle Team 8, was nominated by a patient who praised her “knowledge of patient needs with diabetic wounds and post-surgical care.”

Cammy Budnavage is part of HomeHealth’s New Castle Team 8.

Her outstanding care helped the patient increase protein in his diet and promote wound healing. This included suggesting a lower-sugar high-protein nutrition supplement and anticipating needs by calling with appointment time reminders and asking whether the patient needed supplies or orders. ‘

The patient valued that Budnavage was “very thorough and observant when changing dressings,” both following clinicians’ orders and making clinically appropriate suggestions.

The patient wrote that Budnavage’s “professional and caring” attention was exceptional and made a positive difference in their recovery.

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The Professional Nurse Council at ChristianaCare selects DAISY Award recipients using an anonymous selection process based on nominations from patients, families and all members of the ChristianaCare team. All nurses — inpatient, outpatient and ChristianaCare HomeHealth — are eligible.