Halifax Health Nurses Recognized As DAISY Award Winners

Shay Hubert and Christine Padera

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (June 19, 2017) – Halifax Health recently honored two registered nurses – Shay Hubert and Christine Padera – as winners of the community health system’s March 2017 DAISY Award recognizing extraordinary nurses.

Christine Padera, RN is a 2009 graduate of Daytona State College’s nursing program.  In 2013, she received a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Central Florida.  A Halifax Health employee since 2011, Padera works in the community healthcare system’s Emergency Department locations in Port Orange and Deltona.  

Shay Hubert, RN decided to become a nurse at the age of 13 when her cousin was born prematurely at 27 weeks.  Hubert says she knew nursing was her calling immediately after visiting her baby cousin in the neonatal intensive care unit.  She says of the experience, “It inspired me and changed my life.”

Hubert attended the University of South Florida, earning a bachelor’s degree in Health Science.  After graduation, she enrolled in the accelerated nursing program offered by Remington College School of Nursing in Lake Mary, Florida, where she earned a bachelor’s degree nursing.  In 2005, she began her nursing career in Halifax Health Medical Center’s labor and delivery post-partum unit.

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day.  A DAISY Award Partner, Halifax Health encourages patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees to nominate a nurse each month for this honor.

About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33.  During his eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to him, but his entire family.  The foundation, whose name DAISY is an acronym for diseases that attack the immune system, has as one of its goals to recognize extraordinary nurses who make an enormous difference in the lives of those they care for with the superhuman work they do every day.  To learn more about the DAISY Foundation, go to daisyfoundation.org.

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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