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Meet Jodi Trottier, RN

Jodi is a Registered Nurse working in 2 East, and was nominated by a very grateful patient.

“Jodi was one of the best nurses I have ever had caring for me. She was so nice, caring and sensitive to every need I had, and she had no hesitation to help me. She went far beyond what was expected of her in her regular duties. Over the last forty years, I have been in the hospital so many times, and Jodi is at the top of the list in my mind. ECHN is so lucky to have her in their hospital. May I also say, all the medical procedures she did on me were with the utmost care and done so well. She’s very professional and knowledgeable. She was overall great!” 

Congratulations Jodi!


D.A.I.S.Y is the acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was formed in November 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family. The family felt they and Patrick experienced the best of Nursing. Not only did they witness expert clinical skill for a very complex medical situation, but it was the kindness and compassion that the staff showed to Patrick and his family every day. The following is a quote from the DAISY Foundation website:

“We were awed by the way the nurses touched him and spoke with him, even when he was on a ventilator and totally sedated. The way they informed and educated us eased our minds. They truly helped us through the darkest hours of our lives, with soft voices of hope and strong loving hugs that to this day, we still feel”.

After Patrick’s death, the family created the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. Their goal was to “ensure that nurses know how deserving they are of our society’s profound respect for the education, training, brainpower, and skill they put into their work and especially for the caring with which they deliver their care”.

Nominations can be submitted by patients and families and those experiences submitted are reflective of an excellent patient and family experience. The foundation cites, “The nomination stories are rich in data that can describe what is important to patients, their families and others who encounter great, compassionate nursing care. By honoring extraordinary acts of compassion, recognition can positively influence the patient’s perception of their experience”.

The quarterly Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) DAISY award program is for Manchester Memorial Hospital, Rockville General Hospital and Visiting Nurse & Health Services of CT staff registered nurses. We are fortunate to have nurses such as Jodi Trotter.