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Community Memorial Health System Honors Daisy Award Recipient Megan Rodarte

Community Memorial Health System is proud to announce our 2021 first quarter DAISY Award honoree: Megan Rodarte, MSN, RN, NE-BC.

Created in 1999, the DAISY Award honors extraordinary nurses who demonstrate clinical expertise, provide skillful and compassionate care, and go above and beyond for patients and family members. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

Megan Rodarte is the CMHS Director of Maternal and Children’s Health Services. She was nominated for the DAISY Award by a patient who required emergency transport to CMH after a home birth: Siobhan Skye Rohde.

After delivering her daughter at home, Siobhan Skye Rohde said, “I had suffered a postpartum hemorrhage/retained placenta and needed a D&C to remove the placenta, followed by two blood transfusions. While I was in surgery, Megan Rodarte of the L&D unit, moved logistical and administrative mountains to admit my newborn daughter to the hospital and minimize the mother/baby separation that occurred during my surgery and recovery.” According to Rohde, Megan’s advocacy reassured her that her new baby was well taken care of while Rohde received the blood transfusions she needed. “It allowed a little bit of normalcy during a time that was anything but normal.”

“This spoke volumes to me about the value Ms. Rodarte places on minimizing mother/baby separation and advocating for patients who arrive on the unit in unusual circumstances. She didn’t have to do this — especially during COVID times — but she did it anyway.”

Rohde added, “Having someone step up for me during a vulnerable time the way Ms. Rodarte did was truly a gift, one for which I am very grateful. As an L&D nurse myself, I was reminded how important these ‘little things’ we do are, and what a ripple effect they can have.”

Rodarte was recently honored by the CMHS leadership, physicians, and her peers with an award presentation at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura. Please join us in congratulating her on this incredible achievement and thanking her for her service to our patients.

If you would like to nominate an extraordinary nurse from Community Memorial Health System for providing exemplary care, please visit our DAISY Award nomination page.