Rey Cruz, RN, 2 North
Rey Cruz, RN, 2 North

Daisy Award Recipient:

Rey Cruz, RN, 2 North

November 21, 2019

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall (MSLC) recognized MSLC 2 North RN, Rey Cruz as the third recipient of the DAISY Award. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the clinical skill and compassionate care given by extraordinary nurses. It is designed to recognize nurses whose clinical skills and compassionate care exemplify the type of nurse that patients, families view as outstanding role models.

Rey was hired in July 2006 as a HIMS Associate. He switched roles in March 2007 to work as a unit secretary on 2N, while studying to become an RN. In August 2017, he started working as an RN on 5N. Rey transferred to his present unit (Stepdown 2N) in August 2018. He received his BSN in 2019. He has been a dynamic Co-Chair Person for the Patient Experience Council, and an integral member of the Stepdown 2N team.

What patients have to say about Rey:

“Rey is a very compassionate and caring nurse. His cheerful and positive manner was always evident when he entered mother’s room and he always took care of all of her needs. The friendliness with which he greeted all the family members was uplifting and inspired confidence that everything that could be done, was done.”

“He is the most caring and patient-care oriented nurse, you can see his love and passion for his profession in everything.”

“His manner, care, compassion and attentiveness both when he was my nurse and to others on my floor, was outstanding.”

“Professional, clear, informative, personable, kind, gentle, easy to understand, and a wonderful nurse.”

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications from an autoimmune disease. During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided Pat and his entire family. In Pat’s memory, his family created a foundation with the goal of recognizing extraordinary nurses who make an enormous difference in countless people’s lives every day.

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Nursing has adopted Dr. Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring as the model of our nursing practice which exemplifies our nursing division’s mission.