Timmy Snow, neonatal nurse practitioner at Wilkes Medical Center, was named the hospital’s DAISY Award winner for this quarter on Oct 20.
The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that recognizes the clinical skills and care given by nurses. Wake Forest Baptist Health Wilkes Medical Center recognize one of its nurses with this honor every quarter. Each honoree receives a banner, certificate, DAISY Award pin and a hand carved “A Healer’s Touch” stone sculpture.
Snow stated, “I am honored to have been chosen as a Daisy award winner for Wilkes Medical Center. Being a neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) is a second career for me. My parents raised me on a tobacco farm and I can remember my dad working so hard to give me what he could. He always was an encouraging figure in my life... After spending time as a bedside nurse and a transport nurse, I have been an NNP for 22 years. I absolutely love taking care of babies and I do realize the gravity in what I do. Every decision has a consequence. Each day you may be talking to parents on their best day ever or it may be their worst. I want to be able to give them something positive to look back on. I have learned over the years that it takes managers who will stand up for employees, strong nurses, nursing assistants — all the way to housekeeping, security and engineering to have a successful organization. But it has to be a special situation where it comes together to be a family like I have at Wilkes Medical Center”
Debbie Mancusi, RNC, Snow’s manager said, “Timmy and all the nurse practitioners have been a tremendous support and a wonderful asset to our department. He has provided countless hours of education to the nursing staff and developed several improved processes and policies that have improved patient care. His greatest strength however, is his ability to connect with patients and their families. Timmy has a calming, compassionate demeanor which has helped patients through the most difficult times. He is very deserving of this award and we are proud he chooses to share his knowledge, expertise and skills with us. He definitely lives our patient and family promise each and every day.”