Left to right: Chief Nursing Officer Pam Poulin; DAISY award recipient Traci Cyr, RN; and President & CEO Dr. Patrick Taylor.



We are pleased to announce York Hospital’s Q4 2023 recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Congratulations to Traci Cyr, RN, a member of York Hospital’s Medical-Surgical team. Traci was nominated by a patient, Jacquelyn (Jackie) Villinski, who was under Traci’s expert care following an emergency procedure. In her nomination, Jackie praised Traci’s “amazing qualities” during a time of fear and trepidation for her family.

“I was privileged to have Traci as my nurse. . . . Her communication skills were outstanding. Every time she engaged in a dialogue, she was confident, explained what she was doing and why . . . and was incredibly kind and empathetic. . . . Her overall medical knowledge and knowing what needed to be done was clear and exuded confidence,” wrote Jackie. “She had a nursing student with her that day, and it was wonderful to see how attentive she was to the student nurse and what a great teacher she was.”

“It is abundantly clear to me and my family that Traci is an incredibly gifted nurse and a wonderful human being. You are incredibly fortunate to have her on your team,” summarized Jackie. 

We couldn’t agree more. Congratulations, Traci! Thank you for the compassionate, patient-centered care you provide your patients and their families every day.

The DAISY Award is an international program that celebrates extraordinary nursing care by collecting nominations from patients, families, and co-workersYork Hospital is excited to be partnering with the DAISY Foundation as a means of expressing gratitude for our amazing nursing staff. The strategic impact of this program on nurses is deep and has a positive effect on job satisfaction, retention rate, teamwork, pride, organizational culture, and work environment.

If you have questions about the DAISY Award at York Hospital, reach out to Nursing Administration at (207) 351-2152 or [email protected]. Contact Community Relations for additional information at (207) 351-2385 or [email protected].