By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)–Victor Valley Community Hospital (VVCH) recently awarded the first Daisy Award last week in honor of the program created in the memory of J. Patrick Barnes (story below and on daisyfoundation.org). The award celebrates nurses that exhibit compassion, dedication and service to patients, visitors, and their peers above and beyond their normal duties. Patients, visitors, hospital staff, and physicians are able to nominate nurses that have exceeded their expectations in patient care and customer service. The first quarter nominations closed the end of December and all nominees were pinned and awaited the announcement of the winner on January 23 at 12:30 p.m. in the main lobby.
Deborah Webb, RN, Medical/Surgical Floor nurse, received nominations from peers and other staff members for her compassionate patient care, positive attitude, dedication to teaching others, and tireless smile was presented with the award. All nominees and their departments received Cinnabon cinnamon rolls to share in the celebration.
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The Foundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The award originators brainstormed on what to do in Pat’s memory, and settled on the skillful and amazingly compassionate care he received from his nurses. That is the primary mission of The DAISY Foundation. For more information on the Daisy Award and the program’s national honorees, visit daisyfoundation.org.