Glenna Soriano, R.N., recognized for extraordinary work

February 18, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,

Glenna Soriano, R.N., recently earned a DAISY Award for going above and beyond in her work on the Medical Short Stay Unit. The DAISY Awards are given out by the DAISY Foundation to nurses who excel in their role.

Soriano has been the recipient of 12 DAISY nominations to date!

Here is one of her most recent nominations, from the family member of a patient:

“Our nurse Glenna went well above and beyond the call of duty on more than one occasion for my father and my family during his final days in the palliative care unit. Glenna was always so kind and compassionate, and really maintained a patient-centered style of care.

“She always addressed my father, even when he could no longer respond. She truly listened and respected the wishes of my father and my family when it came to minimizing pain and maximizing comfort. Glenna even helped us transport my father in his bed down to the main level near the courtyard, where he could feel the breeze and see the Christmas lights. She patiently stayed with us, allowing him to feel the cool night air for as long as he desired.

During this difficult time, Glenna was a calm and understanding support system, making us feel that she cared for her patients just as she would her own family members. This is the standard by which all nursing staff in a palliative care unit should seek to uphold, yet to Glenna, it came so naturally. Even on a day shift, when she was scheduled as the charge nurse and not directly assigned to my father’s care, she made it a point to check in several times to see how we were all doing. We cannot thank her enough for the care she showed my father in his final days, and the compassion and understanding she had for our family during this trial.”

A patient also sent in a nomination:

“My nurse Glenna meant so much to me during my stay. This was a difficult time for me, learning what things I might be facing with my diagnosis. Have this type of staff is worth more than gold!”

Finally, a physician took the time to write about Soriano:

“When I was with a critically-ill patient, Glenna stepped up in a time of need even though it was not even her patient. Another time, a patient was nervous about being in the hospital and I witnessed Glenna comforting the patient and his wife. Glenna goes above and beyond to care of her patients, but also is a help to the physicians. Thank you, Glenna!”

Click here to watch video of Soriano receiving her award.