Release Date: 11/05/2014
Women & Infants Hospital recently honored Janet Asprinio, RN, of Providence, RI, a nurse in the hospital's mother/baby unit. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the above and beyond efforts performed by nurses every day.
Janet has been a nurse at Women & Infants for nine years. One of Janet's recent patients feels as though she cannot thank Janet enough for the care she provided for her and her son. "Janet went above and beyond to care for me and my son despite the difficulty I caused with my attitude. She is truly an angel," said one patient of Janet's care.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
Said Bonnie Barnes, president and co-founder of the DAISY foundation, "When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Women & Infants Hospital are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award."
With Janet's recognition, she is the second overall recipient of the newly awarded DAISY award at Women & Infants and the first inpatient nurse to be honored. The DAISY Award winner for September was the Infusion Center's Ann Marie Coehlo, RN. If you would like to nominate an extraordinary nurse that you encountered at any of our Women & Infants affiliated locations or the main hospital, you can submit an application online or in person. Fellow providers and patients may nominate a nurse for the foundation award.
About Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s first mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.
Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.