Nick Thompson-Riviere is TidalHealth Nanticoke’s February Daisy Awardee

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TidalHealth Nanticoke is pleased to announce that Nicholas “Nick” Thompson-Riviere, RN, of the Medical Surgical Unit (MSU) has been selected as its Daisy Award recipient for February 2024.

Thompson-Riviere was nominated not once, but twice for this award. His nominations, below, were written by recent patients who recognized him for the exceptional care and compassion he showed them:

“While I was [in the hospital], I felt very connected with Nick through trust and his wonderful emotional support. He sat with me and took the time to connect with me, and my parents loved how he took great care of me.
Nick is thoughtful, respectful, and has a wonderful personality. His positivity is a blessing, and I appreciate all his encouraging words to continue a peaceful life in my new journey. I’m thankful that I had a nurse like Nick with me during my stay — he made it so much better being here.”

“Throughout my recovery, Nick was helpful in informing me about my medications, goals, expectations, etc. He even went above and beyond about my mental health and things to do to prevent illnesses/problems due to me being a CDL driver. He was kind, knowledgeable and always answered my questions. If he did not know the answer, he would find one for me.”

Thompson-Riviere was honored with the Daisy Award in a ceremony before his colleagues. He received certificates commending her for being an extraordinary nurse, and a sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes died at age 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon autoimmune disease.

The care Barnes 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.

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