At Greene County Medical Center’s DAISY Award ceremony on May 11, Sarah Borgeson, public health RN, was named the medical center’s first 2016 DAISY Award honoree. There were seven nurses recognized at the event.
Borgeson was nominated by Becky Wolf, director of public health, whose nomination summarized a care situation with a client who “experienced a life-threatening crisis” and needed hospitalization. Wolf wrote, “Sarah personally accompanied the client to the medical center, repeatedly advocated on his behalf and collaborated with his guardian to ensure the patient could access the care he so desperately needed.”
Borgeson is the fifth nurse to be honored at Greene County Medical Center. Past recipients are Jenny Taylor, director of clinical services; Laine Custer, public health RN; Lori Harrah, director of nursing in Long Term Care; and Desiree Monaghan, acute nursing manager.
Other nominees recognized at the May 11 event were Long Term Care nurses Tammy Spaulding and Victoria McCool, public health nurse Jill Juergensen, acute care nurse Kelsey Stumbo, surgical nurse Brenda Luther and care management nurse Karen Carman.
The internationally-known DAISY Award has been used to recognize thousands of “extraordinary nurses” for exceptional patient care for the past 17 years.
Nominations for the DAISY Award can be made throughout the year. However, the ceremonies are held twice a year. Nomination forms and submission boxes are located throughout the medical center or electronically via the medical center’s website, gcmchealth.com. Nominations can be made by patients, their family members, caretakers, community members and co-workers.
CEO Carl Behne with nominees, left to right: Karen Carman (Care Management), Tammy Spaulding (Long Term Care), Jill Juergensen (Public Health), Brenda Luther (Surgery), Sarah Borgeson (Public Health) and Kelsey Stumbo (Acute). Not pictured: Victoria McCool (Long Term Care).