The Emergency Department is proud to honor one of their dedicated members with the international DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

A tear-filled story of a patient's journey with his wife through the Emergency Room at Fairview Park highlights Josh Claxton's extraordinary kindness and thoughtfulness for his patients. This was an extremely difficult time for the patient and her husband while being far from home, but they were grateful for the care they received at our hospital.

“Josh has been a RN in the Emergency Department since August 2017,” says ED Director, Sherry Robbins. “He is dedicated to the nursing profession and always strives to provide excellent, compassionate care to all of our patients.” Robbins also explains that “he is always willing to help in any situation and is well respected by his co-workers. It is an honor to have Josh on our team.”

The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's international program to recognize the efforts nurses perform every day. It provides a partnership with healthcare organizations to provide on-going recognition of the clinical skills and especially the compassion nurses provide to patients and their families year long.

Nominations are reviewed by a committee of nurses within the hospital that select a DAISY recipient each quarter. A surprise presentation was staged in front of Claxton's colleagues, physicians, and family.

“We value the dedication and sacrifices of our nurses, and they do not go unnoticed,” said Don Avery, President and CEO at Fairview Park. “Many of us have been impacted by an experience where a nurse showed kindness, devotion, and compassion. Nurses are our everyday heroes here at Fairview Park, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to shed light on their heroism through this award program.”

To learn more about the DAISY Award and how you can nominate a nurse at Fairview Park Hospital, visit