Victoria Johnson, R.N., a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, is the Daisy Award recipient for April 2017.
The DAISY award is presented monthly to a Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital nurse who has provided extraordinary service to our patients. It was given to Victoria at the Nursing Excellence Award ceremony, a highlight of Nurses Week 2017.
A PICU patient nominated Victoria for this honor, writing:
When I got really sick Vicky took care of me, stayed by my side and assured me I’d be OK. She stays by side to watch movies with me, she charts by my bed to keep me company overnight, she does my hair and is a true friend. Since I am paralyzed and can’t use my hands, this means a lot to me. She helped me learn new ways to do things. She is the best.
Her manager commented:
Victoria joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital 10 months ago and very quickly she exemplified the qualities of a strong ICU nurse, including skill, knowledge and genuine compassion. As a new palliative care champion in the PICU, she has taken the initiative to act as a resource for other nurses on the unit, allowing our team to collaborate in order to provide exceptional safe patient care to this group of patients. Victoria is truly an asset to our organization.
We are advanced specialized care for kids.
In the toughtest times for the sickest kids, we are the hand to hold.