January 16, 2024 – Mr. James Bryan G. Culam (BS Nursing – IV) received the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award for Extraordinary Nursing Student in the Philippines. He was recognized for his commitment to care and compassion through nurse-patient connection, and in making a difference in healthcare. Held at the Mo. Madeleine Hall, the recognition rites were spearheaded by Health Carousel Philippines, Inc., in collaboration with Health Carousel LLC and the DAISY Foundation. The international award is endeavored in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 of an auto-immune disease).
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Student is designed to remind nursing-students that even on the hardest days in nursing school, they are called to promote excellence and compassion. It is also aimed to inspire and motivate them to acquire the best clinical skill possible and to impact patients and families with human spirit and kindness.
Together with Mr. Culam, were Ms. Sean Joy Perez and Ms. Regine Vera Mae Edubalad, who were also recognized for their commendable and inspiring efforts, character, and practice of care and compassion shown to patients.
The awarding ceremonies were witnessed by Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President), SPUP Administrators, faculty members and students.