SJMAA DAISY Winners Live the Ideals of Nursing

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and before, our nurses demonstrated remarkable commitment to providing the best care possible for St. Joe’s patients and compassion for their families. We are proud to honor the following DAISY Winners:

Scott Dorchak, RN, Unit 4N

February 2020 DAISY Award

Scott began as a holding room technician in the radiology department in 2012 and continuously strived to expand his skills. While working as a holding room tech, Scott attended classes at Henry Ford College where he obtained an Associate Degree in Nursing. He started his nursing career on 4N in 2019. Scott is currently taking classes at Eastern Michigan University to further his education and to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Scott is kind and compassionate and has a true passion for nursing. He provides high-quality nursing care that has a profound impact on the patients that he cares for every day. The daughter of one such patient was deeply touched by Scott’s skill and professionalism, but also appreciated his humanity. “He spoke to my mom with compassion and even made her smile during difficult procedures. Scott connected with my mom on her heritage … he is a role model of caring compassion.”

He is always positive and willing to jump in and help his team. Scott represents the mission, values, and vision of St. Joe’s in everything he does and we are proud to have him as a part of our team.

Aurora Rickelmann, BSN, RN, SICU

June 2020 DAISY Award

Since Aurora “Rory” Rickelmann, BSN, RN, started at St. Joe’s in 2019, she has been a dedicated, compassionate nurse who embodies our healing mission. She helped our fellow nurses and patients on our COVID unit before she transitioned into a SICU nursing unit.

She has been very successful in her career and we are lucky to have her on our team. Aurora was nominated for the DAISY award by a patient who had been transferred from another health system.  The patient and their family soon realized they were in exceptional hands and could expect great care – “I was impressed by Rory’s ability to think quickly on her feet and make decisions that turned out of the best…The sky is the limit for her.

Congratulations to Aurora and we thank you for your commitment to our patients.

Nicole Stacy, RN, MICU

March 2020 DAISY Award

Nicole Stacy has been a vital member of the MICU team since April of 2019. Nicole clearly demonstrates compassion and respect for others. Her patients and peers see how much she cares in the way Nicole does everything within her power to make their experience better. MICU admissions are often difficult for patients and their families and Nicole’s nurturing spirit is profoundly helpful. She is fully in tune with the needs of her patients and works hard to ensure she exceeds even the highest expectations. She is a talented caregiver who keeps her efforts focused on patients while supporting the team. Nicole uses her abilities to be an extremely effective preceptor and charge nurse. Her commitment to affirming everyone’s value was apparent to the family of a stroke patient – “Nicole made it apparent that our family member truly mattered, was worthy of love and excellent care.”  When the patient was self-conscious because of the side-effects from the stroke, Nicole assured her with compassion and respect – helping to calm the patient and the concerned family.     

Thank you and congratulations Nicole for living the highest ideals of the DAISY Award.