Long Island nurse wins DAISY award honoring extraordinary compassion
A Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital nurse has been awarded an international award for extraordinary nursing.
Jyothis Joy, came to Long Island from India 15 years ago with a dream of becoming a nurse. She realized her dream at LIJ-Valley Stream where she was recently honored with the DAISY award.
The Franklin Square native has been working at LIJ-Vally Stream since 2018. She is the first nurse at LIJ-Valley Stream to receive the DAISY Award for extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a nurse.
The award was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of an auto-immune disease. It recognizes the nursing care he was given in his final days.
Since the DAISY Award was founded in 1999, recipients have typically been nominated by fellow nurses and doctors. But Joy's award stands out because she was nominated by 27 patients.
Aisha Javaid, of Elmont, wrote a nomination letter describing the care Joy gave while she was hospitalized for an appendectomy. Rhoda Kraut, of Hewlett, praised Joy for lifting her spirits following complications from hernia surgery.
Joy said she was inspired to became a nurse after witnessing her grandmother suffer from heart failure in India.She plans to earn a master's degree in education and become a clinical instructor to teach the next generation of nurses.