Nurse Manager Karen Montoro Earns 2014 DANA

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Karen Montoro, RN, BSN, NE-BC

Congratulations to nurse manager Karen Montoro, RN, BSN, NE-BC, on earning the 2014 DAISY-Alternate Nurse Award (DANA).

The DAISY Foundation and Jefferson Nursing have partnered to recognize the extraordinary contributions of nurses in alternate roles here at Jefferson. This DAISY program is part of our ongoing efforts to recognize exceptional nurses and the care they deliver to our patients every day.

The DANA is given for exemplary care in roles other than clinical nursing such as education, pain management and wound care.

Recently, Karen jumped in action to help a family through a tragic loss.

A colleague recalls what occurred when a young woman, 19-weeks pregnant, was transferred from an outside hospital in pre-term labor.

“By the time she was brought to Jefferson it was too late,” Karen’s colleague wrote. “When the patient arrived on our unit she and the father were distraught. Karen came up immediately and made every effort to calm both parents and address the couple’s concerns.”

Karen worked tirelessly to help the parents through the extremely difficult and emotional period.

“Not only did she help this couple, she did so in the most respectful and loving manor possible,” her colleague wrote. “Karen made a difference that day, not only in the lives of the patient and her family but to the nurses involved in her care.”

Karen Montoro DANA Group 584x342 IMG_3267Thank you, Karen, for making a difference and demonstrating Jefferson’s core iSCORE values – Innovation, Service Excellence, Collaboration, Ownership, Respect and Empowerment. Those values define who we are as an organization, what we stand for and how we continue the work of helping others that began here nearly two centuries ago.

About DAISY Awards

J. Patrick Barnes died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Jefferson is proud to bring the tradition of honoring extraordinary nurses here. To nominate a Jefferson nurse for the DAISY Award click here or visit

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