January 15, 2019
FORT WORTH – Osu Abiara, RN, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. She is the fifth overall winner of the award at Medical City Fort Worth and the first recipient of 2019. Medical City Fort Worth joined the DAISY Foundation's program for the first time in 2018.
Abiara works the night shift in the neuro-vascular progressive care unit at Medical City Fort Worth. Physician Assistant Ryan Garcia nominated her for the DAISY award due to her actions in saving the life of one of his patients.
"Osu's tenacity for patient care and attention to detail on physical examination single-handedly saved one of my patient's lives," said Garcia. "She is an excellent nurse and champion of patient care."
Her nomination letter detailed a recent instance where Abiara examined a patient on her unit who had previously had a stroke. The patient was starting to exhibit signs of deteriorating mental status. An emergency CT scan revealed a massive brain bleed, which quickly resulted in life-saving treatment.
The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of an autoimmune disease. The care that Barnes and his family received from nurses inspired this appreciation program for nurses. Patients, families and colleagues may nominate nurses. Recipients are selected by a committee of nurses at each hospital participating in the program. DAISY Award nominations for nurses at Medical City Fort Worth may be emailed to email@example.com.
About Medical City Fort Worth
Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission certified chest pain center. Designated Magnet® for nursing excellence, the facility is also a Blue Zones Project workplace.