Recognizing Excellence in Nursing
At Kona Community Hospital, we value and appreciate the dedication and compassion of our nurses. Every quarter, we recognize one outstanding nurse who goes above and beyond in the field of nursing and in providing exceptional care to our patients.
Celebrating our DAISY Award Recipients
Join us in celebrating the incredible work of our nurses by checking out our DAISY Award Recipients. These exceptional individuals have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the nursing profession and their commitment to delivering compassionate care.
Thank A Nurse
If you’ve had a positive experience with one of our nurses and would like to express your gratitude, we invite you to fill out a nomination form. By taking a moment to share your appreciation, you can help us acknowledge the hard work and dedication of these extraordinary individuals.
Please submit your completed form via email to email@example.com. Your heartfelt thanks will be shared with the deserving nurse, further highlighting their impact on patients’ lives.
We are grateful for your support in recognizing and honoring our nurses who make a difference every day.
Lawrence “Tony” Arridell – 2023 Nurse Leader
Since joining KCH in 2008, Tony has embodied the essence of approachable, humble, inspirational, and passionate leadership. Tony’s dedication shines through, whether it’s answering phones, working as a telemetry technician, or directly aiding in patient care. He steps up whenever and wherever needed, all for the love of patient care and staff support. Tony’s magic lies in his ability to connect. His rounds aren’t just check-ins but safe spaces for staff to feel heard and supported. His passion for leadership makes him more than just a supervisor.
Maryrose Riddle – 2023, 4th Quarter
Nurse Maryrose, a true gem in our healthcare team, exemplified what it means to provide compassionate care. With every action and without a single word, she consistently went above and beyond to ensure her patients’ comfort and well-being.
Her attention to detail and warm, welcoming presence were more than just professional duties; they were heartfelt gestures that made each patient feel deeply cared for. Every interaction with Maryrose wasn’t just a routine check; it was a journey towards healing, comforted by her support and understanding.
Roxane Gomes – 2023, 3rd Quarter
Specializing in mending inner wounds, Roxane’s profound impact was evident when she cared for a patient grappling with severe trauma. Her innate empathy, attentiveness, and kindness facilitated a journey of healing that touched the patient deeply. Described as a “saving grace” and an “angel in tough times,” Roxane’s commitment to service and genuine care shine brightly. Her dedication not only earns accolades but also heartfelt gratitude from those she helps. Roxane truly embodies the spirit of nursing excellence.