Daisy Award Winner Cares for Her Patients and More

Enjoying the recent Daisy Award presentation at East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital are (left to right): June Dumaguet, CNO; Mary Del Valle, director of clinical education; honoree Edith Ramirez, RN; and Rick Rufino, hospital CEO.

When nurses are nominated for the prestigious Daisy Award in recognition of their caring patient practice, the nominations usually come from their patients.

Edith Ramirez, RN, received a nomination from someone who was not her patient.

“One day when I was admitted from the ER, Edith saw me coming down the hallway. She approached me to say hello, then wheeled me to my room. Edith didn’t have to do that since she was not my nurse,” wrote the nominator.

“Edith always takes time to talk to me. She worries about my health and me, and she makes me feel welcome.”

The nominator went on to say that she has come to East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital over the last 10 years, and Ramirez has helped change the way the patient looks at the prescribed  medications, explaining them in a way that is easy to understand.  

Ramirez joined the team at East LA in 2009 and received the Daisy Award Aug. 31 in recognition of her caring, compassion and patience.