LEWISTON — Registered nurse Kaveh Khansari has been recognized as a Central Maine Medical Center DAISY Award recipient.

The DAISY Award is sponsored by the DAISY Foundation and recognizes nurses who consistently demonstrate in their work the following attributes: compassion, critical thinking skills, passion about life, patient- and family-focused care, patient advocacy; support of all health care team members and being a nursing profession role model.

Khansari recently assumed new duties on the Central Maine Medical Center Intensive Care Unit. At the time of his recognition as a DAISY Foundation award winner, he was a member of the nursing staff at CMMC’s Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine.

Registered nurse Elaine Law, who works on CMMC’s Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit, nominated Khansari for the award.

The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. DAISY is an acronym for “diseases attacking the immune system.” The award was created to show gratitude to the nursing profession, because the Barnes family believed that nurses are truly “unsung heroes.”

Patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers can nominate nurses who they feel deserve to be recognized with the DAISY Award.


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