NEW HAVEN - New Haven resident, Lucy Foster, RN, a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, recently became the hospital's first recipient of the DAISY Award for her exceptional skill and compassion in caring for a critically ill 2-year-old child and his family. The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award program is a nationwide program that recognizes nurses who exhibit extraordinary care and compassion. It was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 from complications of an autoimmune disease. Yale-New Haven Hospital is the first Connecticut hospital to participate in the national award program.
Foster earned her RN-BSN from Southern Connecticut State University.
In the photo: Lucy Foster, the winner of the first DAISY Award at YNHH, is flanked by Bonnie and Mark Barnes, co-founders of the DAISY Award Foundation.