Health Carousel Philippines Inc (HCPI) in partnership with DAISY Foundation and Health Carousel, LLC conducted the virtual ceremony of the very FIRST DAISY Award given to a nursing student in the Philippines on October 4, 2021.
There were six (6) students who participated in the search for the FIRST DAISY student awardee. All of the entries have inspiring stories about their journey as students, especially during the pandemic. The story of Sherwin Pazzibugan, a senior nursing student of St Paul University Philippines, Tuguegarao was selected based on the criteria set by the DAISY committee.
Sherwin, in a very inspired mood, said, “The DAISY award means a lot to me but also it means more responsibilities. Thank you Health Carousel and DAISY Foundation for this recognition. This inspires me to be more and to do more. No pandemic will stop us to create positive change and create a positive outlook in our community.”
The President of PassportUSA, a division of Health Carousel, LLC, Mr. Eric Schumann informed Sherwin that the company will be providing a scholarship for his senior year not only covering his tuition fees but also the cost of books and other miscellaneous items. “We have been lighting the way since 2004, we are not only focused on recruitment but also to global sustainability of nursing worldwide and that is the reason why we invested in DAISY Award to recognize folks like you that is in the nursing community who represent genuine compassionate care to their patients. I congratulate Sherwin not only for the award but for the prestigious scholarship that we hope you will find helpful”, said Schumann.
The University of St Paul University Philippines (SPUP), Tuguegarao was overwhelmed and proud that the very first recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Student is from their school. “We are very proud of Sherwin and all the other students, we are equally proud of you. Thank you to Health Carousel for the meaningful partnership. I like to commend you for these extraordinary efforts and projects for your commitment, commendable efforts to promote excellence and professionalism in nursing education and practice in the local and global contexts in healthcare sustainability. We are praying that Health Carousel will continue to be Blessed and inspired with the services that you are giving.” said Sr. Merciditas Ang, President of SPUP.
The partnership of Health Carousel Philippines and DAISY foundation started in the year 2020 to recognize extraordinary nurses in the country. Health Carousel Philippines thru Health Carousel, LLC gives DAISY awards to nurses quarterly. There are already six (6) recipients for DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in the Philippines thru Health Carousel. “Our partnership with DAISY Foundation is anchored in our light the way initiatives and one of the goals is to promote excellence in nursing education and practice,” said Connie Dela Cruz, Co-Founder and Chair of the Board, Health Carousel Philippines. “This is a milestone for SPUP and for Health Carousel as this is the very first DAISY award to be given to a nursing student in the Philippines. Truly a great achievement for Sherwin.Hope this award will continue to inspire Sherwin and other nursing students.” Dela Cruz said
The President of St Paul University Sr. Merceditas Ang and The Dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health, Dean Anne Talosig, Faculty and Students; the President of PassportUSA, Mr. Eric Schumann; Chief of Clinical Nursing, Mr. Earl Dalton; Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of Health Carousel Philippines, Ms. Connie Dela Cruz; President of Health Carousel Philippines, Ms. Marivic Doctor; Chairperson of DAISY committee of Health Carousel Philippines, Ms. Nyra Colinares and all the members of the Committee attended the successful virtual celebration of the 1st DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Student ceremony.
******The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Student is an ongoing project of Health Carousel to recognize nursing students. Our goal is to encourage more schools to participate in the coming years. By recognizing nursing students for the above and beyond compassion shown to patients and their families, we celebrate what it truly means to be a nurse.