Gabriela Canu, R.N., a clinical nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), is the recipient of the DAISY Award for September 2018.
The parent of a NICU patient nominated Gabriela for this award, writing:
“It is with a grateful heart that I make this well-deserved nomination on behalf of our tiny warrior. From the sweet way you wrap him up just right, secure his tubes and wires that surround him, down to the perfect positioning of his friend, Mr. Octopus. You ensure all of his needs are met, and more importantly, that he is comfortable and safe. You really care for him, and that care has allowed me to go home peacefully every night, to recover from his delivery and make sure that my other children’s needs are met.”
“Extraordinary care that has extended beyond the ‘patient.’ Your personable demeanor, kind words and actions have made a positive impression on my teenage daughter, who is now pursuing her dreams to become a NICU nurse. You have inspired her, and someday she hopes to walk the same halls at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Thank you for what you do for my son, our family and for others on this NICU journey.”
Gabriela’s nursing leadership team added:
“Gabriela has been with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital since April 2012. She is interesting, compassionate and cool to be around. Gabriela’s commitment to her peers shines every night while she works, and her entire heart is given to the babies and families that she cares for. We are fortunate to have her talent in the NICU, and are proud that she has been chosen for the prestigious Daisy Award.”
Congratulations, Gabriela, and thank you for your commitment to patient and family-centered care.