Nepali Nurse Bijaya Deuja Receives Prestigious ‘Daisy Award’ in the USA

Nepali nurse Bijaya Deuja has been recognized with the prestigious Daisy Award for her exceptional service at Shannon Medical Centre in San Angelo, Texas. The award was created by the Daisy Foundation to honor nurses who demonstrate extraordinary compassion, care, and clinical skills. Mrs. Deuja, who has been working at Shannon Medical Centre for eight months, has been nominated for the award ten times.

The leadership at Shannon Medical Centre recognized Mrs. Deuja with the Daisy Award on February 28, 2023, as a deep appreciation for her outstanding service in the Medical-Surgical and Onco unit. The award recognizes the kind of nurse that patients, families, nurses, physicians, and healthcare team members recognize as an outstanding role model.

The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes in 1999, and currently, over 5,400 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing in all 50 states in the USA are committed to honoring nurses with The DAISY Award. Mrs. Bijaya expressed her gratitude to her leadership, unit manager, charge nurses, and the entire team for their consistent support, love, and motivation.

Mrs. Deuja, who has over a decade of nursing experience in Nepal, said that winning the award was one of her big dreams come true. She feels proud and honored to win the award as a Nepalese nurse among diverse international nurses.

She further suggested that the concerned authorities of Nepal’s healthcare system should develop a culture of honoring nurses who exemplify the very best in the nursing profession and recognize their contributions to the field of healthcare services. Winning the award has boosted her motivation, enhanced her job satisfaction, retention, teamwork, pride, and created a healthy work environment.