Medical City Fort Worth August 01, 2018

Hector Arias, RN, honored with prestigious award for extraordinary nurses

FORT WORTH — Hector Arias, RN, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. He is the third recipient of the award at Medical City Fort Worth, which recently became part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the profound difference that nurses make in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Arias works the day shift in the oncology unit at Medical City Fort Worth. He was nominated for the DAISY award by his peers due to the extraordinary compassion that he shows to oncology patients every day. According to a fellow nurse, “Hector has been called upon to come in beyond his normal schedule to manage difficult medications and is aware of the patients, families and nurses on his unit and assists in any way possible. He has a heart as big as Texas and excels at his job.”

“Hector is a living example of putting our hospital’s mission into action – Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life,” said Medical City Fort Worth Chief Nursing Officer Damita Williams. “We are proud of his compassion and dedication to our patients.”

The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of an autoimmune disease. The care that Barnes and his family received from nurses inspired this appreciation program for nurses. Patients, families and colleagues may nominate nurses. Recipients are selected by a committee of nurses at each hospital participating in the program. DAISY Award nominations for nurses at Medical City Fort Worth may be emailed to