Registered nurse Aimee Nesbitt works in the emergency department at Thompson Health

Registered nurse Aimee Nesbitt of the emergency department is the latest recipient of The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses from UR Medicine Thompson Health.

Nesbitt, a Branchport resident, was surprised with her award at work on Dec. 8. She was nominated by a woman following her father’s visit to the emergency department.

“The care, attention, and empathy from Aimee Nesbitt was outstanding! The teamwork and her leadership with PCTs (patient care technicians) was also excellent!” the nomination read, adding that Nesbitt was “spot on” with a great attitude and “treated my father and other patients with great respect and care.”

Nesbitt received a certificate, a pin, and a hand-carved sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch.” As a DAISY recipient, she is also eligible for scholarships, discounts on certifications, and medical mission grants from The DAISY Foundation. She is the second recipient of Thompson’s quarterly DAISY award, which is part of a nationwide nurse recognition program.

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