2nd "DAISY" award to celebrate extraordinary nurses

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Greene County Medical Center will be honoring a second DAISY Award winner at a public ceremony on Thursday, November 20, at a 10 a.m. ceremony to be held in the Long Term Care activity room.

The medical center held its first “DAISY” Award ceremony in August when Jenny Taylor, director of clinical services, was awarded this special recognition.  In total, 13 nurses were nominated for the first award.

The internationally-known DAISY Award has been used to recognize thousands of “extraordinary nurses” for exceptional patient care for the past 15 years.  Over 1,700 medical facilities worldwide honor nurses with the DAISY Award.

At the November 20 public ceremony, 10 nominees will be recognized, the recommendations will be read and then one winner will be announced.  The DAISY Award winner will receive a certificate and a beautiful “Healer’s Touch” sculpture, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.

Starting in 2015, the DAISY Award will be given twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.  Nomination boxes are located throughout the medical center.  Nominations can be made by patients, their family members, caretakers, community members and co-workers.  Chief Nurse Executive Katie Heldt noted that “the enthusiasm within the medical center and the community lets us know that we have a lot of great nurses deserving recognition.”

November DAISY Award nominees are:
Andrea Allbee, Acute Care
Janelle Cates, Acute Care
Laine Custer, Public Health
Allie Hamilton, Acute Care
Kathi Hoskins, Surgery
Abby Skoglund, Acute Care
Kim Tasler, Acute Care
Dawn (Hoskins) TIngwald, Acute Care
Becky Wolf, Public Health
Tammy Zuber, Acute Care