DANSVILLE – Stacey Argentieri, a nurse at UR Medicine | Noyes Health, has been described as an unsung hero. She is also the recipient of the healthcare organization’s 2021 DAISY Nurse Leader Award.
The Bath resident is nurse manager of perioperative services at Noyes. Perioperative services guide patients through the three distinct phases of any surgical procedure, beginning with the preoperative phase, followed by the surgery and recovery and post-operative periods.
“She is approachable, friendly to all staff, respectful and caring to patients, as well as hard working both administratively and clinically. She is humble and extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of peri and intraoperative care. She delivers an incredible attitude and flexible style of leadership that gets the mission of the hospital done,” said Heather Burritt, nurse educator/stroke coordinator and nurse residency program coordinator at Noyes.
Burritt said Argentieri has exhibited excellent leadership.
“These are hard and trying times for staffing and growth,” Burritt said, “but Stacey has risen to every challenge presented to her. She is an unsung hero.”
The DAISY Nurse Leader Award is given annually to a nurse in management at Noyes.
“I am truly humbled by this award,” said Argentieri. “It means a great deal to me to be recognized by my peers. Both the patients and my colleagues make it easy to do my job. We are an amazing team and I am so thankful to be part of this organization.”
The award, presented by the UR Medicine | Noyes Health administration, is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate care nurses around the world provide patients and families every day.
According to the Daisy Award website, “the executive leaders, middle managers, educators and preceptors who supervise these outstanding nurses often do not consider their roles as eligible for The DAISY Award. However, they fully support recognition for their direct care staff as they deeply appreciate and respect the care that staff nurses provide.”
The DAISY Nurse Leader Award recognizes those who create an environment of compassion and recognition for others while working under tremendous pressure. Nurse leaders, the foundation said, provide a haven of safety for staff, both physically and emotionally, which then inspires the nurses to do their very best. The leaders provide a setting where compassion is valued and staff, in turn, treat patients and their families with deep humanity.
“Stacey is the go-to nurse for everyone and everything that happens in the Saunders Surgical Center at Noyes,” said Burritt. “She handles every issue with ease and gets the job done all the while being friendly. We all count on her and she never lets us down. We couldn’t ask for a better leader for the surgical department.”
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Barnes died in late 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.)