Sundara Carosone, RN Recognized with DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®

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August 22, 2019
Sundara Carosone, RN Recognized with DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has recognized Sundara Carosone, a registered nurse in the hospital’s critical decision unit, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®. The award is part of Sacred Heart’s efforts to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate care nurses provide patients and families every day. 
Carosone was nominated for The DAISY Award by a patient hospitalized due to a heart condition. “Sundara was extremely caring and informative. She went the extra mile in communication with my heart doctor and informed me of exactly what was discussed. When a new medication was prescribed, she assisted me with finding financial assistance to help me pay for the prescription. Sunny showed tremendous nursing ability and going way beyond her job requirements. I so appreciate the care she provided me.”
You can read the complete nomination letter by visiting the Daisy Foundation online at:

“The DAISY Award program is a wonderful way to recognize our nurses for their compassionate and extraordinary nursing care in a meaningful way,” said B.J. Fontaine, the hospital’s chief nursing officer.  “Hearing a patient’s perspective of their experience is a powerful testimony of how nurses can profoundly impact the patient’s recovery and care experience.”
Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues.  The DAISY Award recipient is chosen from submitted nominations by a committee at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Awards are presented throughout the year at celebrations attended by the Honoree’s colleagues, patients, and visitors.
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.)  The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. More information is available at
About Ascension Sacred Heart
In Florida, Ascension operates Ascension Sacred Heart based in Pensacola and Ascension St. Vincent’s based in Jacksonville. Together, Ascension Florida operates seven hospitals and more than 100 other sites of care, and employs more than 11,000 associates. Across the region, Ascension Sacred Heart and Ascension St. Vincent’s have served North Florida communities for more than 145 years. In fiscal year 2019, they provided nearly $180 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty. Ascension ( is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Ascension Sacred Heart, visit