Flagler Health+ Honors DAISY Award Winner

Melissa McFarlane-Boddie, RN, has been named the Flagler Health+ DAISY Award recipient for the final quarter of 2022, according to a media release. McFarlane-Boddie was honored for going above and beyond to get a patient home without delay.

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassion and skill nurses give daily. McFarlane-Boddie a nurse in the Cardiovascular Care Unit at Flagler Hospital in St. Johns County, was nominated by a patient who was able to be home with his loved ones earlier than expected due to her exemplary care and above-and-beyond assistance, the release states.

“My nursing care at the CVU after arterial bypass surgery… was uniformly compassionate and knowledgeable,” said patient Robert Porter Jr. in his nomination letter. “Of all the nurses taking care of me during that time, one stands out for going far above the call.”

Porter said the care and determination McFarlane-Boddie showed is reflective of the entire CVU nursing staff at Flagler Health+ “and is why I nominated her for a Daisy Award.”

McFarlane-Boddie was among 67 nominations submitted in the fourth quarter of 2022 by patients, their families and Flagler Health+ team members.