Anubha Soni, a registered nurse at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, was recently nominated for a DAISY Award. The DAISY recognizes nurses for giving extraordinary, compassionate care. Patient Laura Smith nominated Anubha and commended her for knowing “what you need before you need it” and bringing “a smile to your face or a laugh to brighten your day.”
Originally from India, Anubha joined MedPro International a year ago and celebrated her first anniversary on May 5. In that short amount of time, Anubha has dramatically impacted her patients’ care. “The healthcare establishment needs more people like Anubha,” Smith wrote on her nomination. “She is truly a living angel.”
As a DAISY Award nominee, Anubha will be recognized at a public ceremony and receive a certificate, a daisy flower, and a cinnamon roll. The winner receives a DAISY award pin, a place on the DAISY website, and “A Healer’s Touch” sculpture – a unique hand-carved stone from Zimbabwe.
When not working, Anubha loves visiting the Sikh Temple in Lexington and going out for Mexican food with her daughter. She is “truly grateful” for the opportunity to work as an RN in the United States.
More about the DAISY Award
Since 1999, The Daisy Foundation has been honoring nurses like Soni, who provide above-and-beyond compassionate care to patients and their families. Each month or quarter, the award is given to a deserving nurse based on criteria meeting a hospital’s mission and values. Patients, family members, visitors, and colleagues are all eligible to nominate a nurse for the award. Nearly 3,400 healthcare facilities and nursing colleges participate in the program.