Lauren Goodyear honoured with a Daisy Award for extraordinary nurses

Photo of Lauren Goodyear with her family.
Photo of Lauren Goodyear with her family.

Every day nurses working in Nova Scotia and elsewhere go above and beyond for patients and their families. Lauren Goodyear is one of those nurses. An inpatient hematology nurse who works on 8A/B at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, Goodyear was recently honoured for her ongoing commitment to patient care with Nova Scotia Health’s first ever Daisy Award For Extraordinary Nurses.

“All of the staff have been amazing, but I can’t nominate them all,” said the patient who nominated Goodyear. “Lauren has a bedside manner that makes you feel at home. Her skills as a nurse are beyond impressive, [and] when you’re under her care, it’s like having an old friend look after you.”

Goodyear was one of six nurses from 8A/B who were nominated. Nominees included: Doug Richardson, Jessica Johnson, Jenn Hill, Jaime MacLean, Helen Munroe and Vicki Guy. All nominees will be acknowledged with pins and copies of their nominations. Nova Scotia Health congratulates all nominees. It is fitting that the NS Health’s first every Daisy Award celebration was held during National Nursing Week.

The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Read more: