2019 DAISY Award Winner Honored for Exceptional Nursing Care


Cedric Objero posing with his award

Cedric Objero, R.N., was honored for the exceptional care he provides patients and families at Shriners Hospitals for Children as the recipient of the 2019 DAISY Award. The annual award recognizes nurses who go over and above their day-to-day responsibilities to make a positive difference. Objero provides in-patient care to children recovering from surgery as well as life-threatening burns. Nurse manager Robyn Bartlett, R.N., presented Objero with the award at a luncheon attended by his colleagues on October 7.

“He is a ‘fan favorite’ — staff, doctors, patients love him,” said Bartlett. Objero has worked at the Northern California Shriners Hospital since April 2005. He describes his work as, “making sure patients are comfortable, safe, happy and educated.”

DAISY Award nominations submitted by patients, parents, students and staff praise Objero for the kindness, humor and focus he brings to the job each day. Here are three examples – one from a nursing student, one from a parent and one from a colleague.

A nursing student from California State University Sacramento wrote: “I just wanted to thank you for being such an awesome nurse and taking care of me. You made my stay in the ICU so much easier with your humor and kindness! I’m now a Sac State nursing student and always tell people the impact you had on me during my stay. This is cliché, but I hope to one day be as awesome of a nurse as you were to me! Thank you again for everything!”

A grateful parent wrote: “Cedric has been a miracle worker for my son Eli. As a parent you want to make sure your child has everything, especially when they are in pain. There were things I couldn’t do but Cedric did- he contacted doctors to get medications when needed, contacted other departments to coordinate with Eli’s needs and most importantly was interested in Eli’s well-being and made huge efforts to make him feel loved and comfortable.”

A nursing colleague wrote: “When Cedric arrives to work, he has the right attitude: patient care comes first. When he covers as team leader and has many administrative duties, he always prioritizes his patients first on his long list of many responsibilities. In addition, Cedric presents to his patients and all he comes into contact with on the unit with sincerity, compassion, warmth and humor. He is always smiling; he is always calm.”

Cedric Objero smiling with a woman

About the DAISY Award

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. It is the name of a foundation established by a family in memory of their son, Patrick Barnes, who died of an immune system disease. The DAISY Award was established to recognize the compassionate care Patrick received during his illness. More than 500 health care organizations are committed to honoring their nurses with the DAISY Award, which is presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)and supported by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANNCC) Magnet Recognition Program.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. The Northern California Shriners Hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 10 pediatric orthopaedic programs in conjunction with the UC Davis Children’s Hospital. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis. Care is provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or go online to www.shrinerschildrens.org.