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Daisy Award Honoree Monet Puu-Komoda

Congratulations Monet Puu-Komoda, Staff Nurse, on being our 2022 third quarter DAISY Award winner at Maui Health! The selection committee and senior leaders surprised Monet with the prestigious award during a special presentation ceremony in September.⁠

The DAISY Award is an international award that honors extraordinary nurses and the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. There are about 4,900 hospitals internationally that participate in the program and we are so excited to provide this important recognition for our amazing nurses.⁠

Director of Nursing Marian Horikawa-Barth shared that the committee received a number of nominations that are blinded and the committee read and scored each story. Read Monet’s story below:

The patient went to the Emergency Room and the ER staff did awesome work. They were admitted for pancreatitis and once on the Telemetry unit, Monet was absolutely stellar. For as bad a shape as the patient was in, Monet went above and beyond to remind the patient how much she loves life. “Monet is not just doing her job, she is living it,” said E. P. (former patient). To show their appreciation for the service they received, they wanted to nominate Monet for the Daisy Award.

Mahalo Monet for caring for our community in the way that you do! To learn more about the DAISY Foundation and Award and nominate an extraordinary Nurse by sharing your story about a remarkable Nursing act of compassionate care, skill, and expertise you witnessed this past year, visit

Daisy Award Honoree Monet Puu-Komoda and Oncology Team