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Jessica Aceveda, RN receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Congratulations to Jessica Aceveda, RN from Medical Observation Care (MOC) at  Skagit Valley Hospital for receiving the DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses! This award is presented to nurses who have been nominated as an outstanding role model for their clinical skill and providing passionate care. 

Nurses who receive DAISY Awards consistently meet the following criteria:

Female nurse poses holding Healer's Touch statue, standing next to male holding DAISY award certificate.

Interacts with patients, families and staff in a professional and personable manner.

  • Demonstrates excellent medical evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent decision-making capabilities.
  • Provides a consistent focus on meeting patient and family goals.
  • Is thoughtful and caring in all situations.
  • Works well with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Demonstrates consistent use of the nursing process in patient care.
  • Excellent educator of patients and their families.
  • Generates enthusiasm and energy towards meeting the challenges of nursing.

Read below the story included in the nomination form:

Jessica deserves the absolute most recognition for her outstanding patient care and colleague support. She is the light of MOC; anyone who has ever spoken with her for transfer reports can also attest to this. Jessica advocates hard for her patients, and even harder for her fellow co-workers. Jessica consistently shows up to work with a phenomenal attitude, always the first to offer help even when she is drowning in her own tasks. She is a wealth of knowledge to all of our newbies and is always up for any challenge.

One particular patient story is about a female patient who was admitted to MOC following C-section complications only days after delivering her baby. This patient developed infections and required a private room as she was breastfeeding her newborn, resulting in a blocked bed on MOC. As always, the ED was overflowing, and a family birth pod was being developed. Due to this patient's need for a private room and having just given birth, it was recommended that this patient transfer to FBC. Jessica collaborated closely with the supervisor and charge nurse and advocated fiercely for this patient to be transferred to either OSC or MPC. Her concern was that this pod could potentially be taken down due to staffing, and she did not want this new mom to be transferred around the hospital with her vulnerable baby. Jessica took it upon herself to call charge nurses from other units to collaborate a safe transfer plan for this very unique case.

Jessica went to FBC and the ED to gather appropriate post-partum supplies for the new mother that we do not stock on our unit. I was in awe of Jessica on this day and her ability to love and care so deeply for her patients. The patient ended up transferring to a unit where she wouldn't have to worry about being transferred again in a matter of days. I could go on with more descriptions of Jessica's immense nursing capabilities. I could not imagine a more deserving nurse for such recognition. MOC is so very lucky to have Jessica, we LOVE you!

Congratulations, Jessica! Thank you for your hard work and commitment to providing quality and compassionate care to our patients. We are proud to have you on our team at Skagit Regional Health!

To learn more about the DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses and to nominate an inpatient nurse, visit