Doug DeRosa, R.N., Clinical Team Leader in the Operating Room, is our July 2017 Daisy Award recipient. The DAISY award is presented monthly to a Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital nurse who has provided extraordinary service to our patients.
The parent of a patient who underwent spinal fusion surgery nominated Doug for this award, writing:
Doug is very compassionate, kind and knowledgeable. He talked to my son directly and explained everything in detail, and he and came out every hour of the seven-hour surgery like he promised and explained to us about the surgery and where they were in the procedure’s progress. At the end of the surgery my son had a complication. Doug was right there and was a lifesaver. I can’t thank him enough for the care and attention he gave my son. This was a very difficult time for our family and it could have been so much worse if it wasn’t for Doug’s dedication and expertise. We are so grateful for the time and care he gave our son. He even came and checked on him when he was in the intensive care unit. Johns Hopkins All Children’s is very lucky to have Doug on their team.
Doug’s unit director commented:
The first word that comes to mind when I think of Doug is compassion. Doug is driven by a passion to alleviate the suffering of others. As a Johns Hopkins All Children’s nurse, Doug goes above and beyond to ensure that his patients and families receive extraordinary care, but it’s the extra steps he takes in making sure that everyone is calm and comforted during long surgeries that is nothing short of amazing and exactly why he embodies the very essence of a Daisy nurse.