Kristie Zona

Congratulations to Kristie Zona for receiving the 2020, 1st Quarter DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses! DAISY Award recipients are nurses recognized for meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of patients and families by displaying exceptional clinical skills, compassion, respect and partnership. Kristie was nominated by a patient who had nothing but wonderful things to say about her:

“Kristie is an angel and masters her profession in a way that is the true reason of what the term nurse means. When I arrived at Union and Kristie became one of the nurses that worked with me, I was so taken aback because I have been in hospitals from New York, Staten Island, and Delaware. The service was not to compare with the care and bedside manner that I was blessed to receive because of people like her.”

“One special incident that will stay with me for the rest of my life was when my heart medication was changed, approval was needed to make sure that the pharmacy had the meds in stock, otherwise I could not go home without all approvals in place. Kristie took the time to make sure all of these requirements were met, while doing her other duties. She then took the time to explain these new medications, how to use them, and what they were prescribed for. I was feeling alone and lonely, but Kristie gave me hope and confidence to trust in myself, that I can go home and take care of my needs.”

“Her bedside manner is great. She gives advice, but she takes the time to listen to what you need to ask or say. She is so patient, and I feel that at age 81, I have found my own personal angel in Kristie. Since I first met her, I have bragged about her and what Union Hospital is like. Other hospitals should use Union as an example of what a real hospital should be.”

“Thank you all for saving my life—I thank God every day for people such as yourselves.”

Kristie also received words of praise from a patient’s wife who said, “Kristie and everyone went way above and beyond at this hospital. My husband and I live in Indianapolis and he had a stroke while working out of town. Everyone there was professional, happy, and helpful.”

Congratulations to Kristie and all the other nominees:

Sean Ross BHU Jen O’Neil MIC
Trish Sager BHU Merceline Lumumba MIC
Yemi Ajeigbe BHU Madison Reese MIC
Andrew Moore BHU Jenna Tigue MIC
Mary Russell BHU Jill Cottrell MIC
Courtney Rufus BHU Tammi Gorman MIC
Joana Gillet-Spio BHU Brittany Mahoney MSU
Pat Pannell BHU Frederick Myers MSU
Erica Moretz CDU Amber Brownley PCU
Melissa Ring CDU Darius Mordus PCU
Larragh Fitzgerald CDU Erica Nault PCU
Kristie Zona CDU Michael Thomas PCU
Dorene Zervis CDU Robert Balbeck PCU
Beth Ford CDU Karen Gosnell PCU
Adelina Veseli CDU Anna Haywood SDS/PACU
Norma Expino-Gomez ED Devon Ward SDS/PACU
Jessica Duncan ED Kay Hill SDS/PACU
Shannon Perkins ED Sophia Fletcher SSU
Monina Malazarte ED Lisa McCall SSU
Leah Ryan Endo Sire Conde SSU
Brian Horn Endo Alex Carnes SSU
Ben Wade Float Laura Stephenson SSU
Amanda Young Float Laura Johnston SSU
Teri Perkins MIC Amy Long SSU
Kristina Migaleddi MIC CarolSue McBride SSU
Lindsey Safian MIC