Recognizing an Extraordinary Nurse at Mariners Hospital

Brittany Goodman, BSN, R.N., CMSRN, poses with the DAISY certificate and award.

Tavernier, FL – January 19, 2021 – Mariners Hospital is proud to present Brittany Goodman, BSN, R.N., CMSRN, with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for demonstrating compassion and patient- and family-centered care, which embody the meaning of the DAISY Award and mission of Baptist Health South Florida.

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The nursing recognition program was launched in 1999 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. The DAISY Foundation and Award were created by his family as an expression of gratitude for the nursing care he received during his illness.

Ms. Goodman was nominated by a coworker who admires her dedication and commitment and witnessed the extraordinary measures of care she gives to patients and their families. On multiple occasions, she has purchased items for patients when the family could not provide them. She also provided food to a homeless patient upon discharge from the hospital.

“Brittany is professional and compassionate and loves what she does,” said Cheryl Cottrell, MHSA, BSN, R.N., NR-BC, vice president and chief nursing officer at Mariners Hospital. “She has further enhanced her professionalism by obtaining certficiation as a medical-surgical registered nurse. We are fortunate to have her on our team.”

The DAISY Award is presented twice a year at Mariners Hospital, and the hospital’s Professional Development Council chooses the recipient.