Leaders from recently presented Sheena Buyuccan, RN, with the DAISY Award for nursing for the month of March.
A nurse in the medical telemetry unit, Buyuccan was selected for this honor following nominations submitted by her patients and peers. An associate degree nurse who will complete her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) this year, Buyuccan moved to New Jersey from the Philippines in 2003 and then relocated to Georgia in 2011. Although she has only been with North Fulton Hospital since fall 2011, her dedication and expertise are already making significant impressions on those around her.
“Sheena has only been at North Fulton for seven months, but the impact she has made on her peers and the patients during this time is astounding,” said Kathy Brown, director of the medical telemetry unit.
“Sheena was extra-sensitive and on top of my medications and my doctor’s orders—much more than I have ever experienced,” said one patient. “She answered my wife’s questions about labs, orders, etc. with expert knowledge and was obviously on top of the information in the charts and the progress of our doctor’s orders. Cheers for providing answers to our family. The world needs more nurses like you!”
Each month since October 2010, North Fulton Hospital has honored outstanding nurses who consistently and without fail go above and beyond what is expected of them. Instead of simply treating patients for their physical needs, these nurses treat their patients as if they were their own family members, tending to their mental and emotional needs as well. The hospital will continue to recognize these phenomenal nurses for the work that they do every day.
If you would like to nominate a special nurse, please go to the North Fulton Hospital website and click on “Nursing at NFH” to download a nomination form. You may also contact the hospital at 770-751-2671.