Nurses at Greene County General Hospital are being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Employees outside of nursing staff are also being honored with the PETAL Award for exceptional service.
Jenna Brown, RN, who works in the hospital’s Medical/Surgical unit, was the DAISY Award Winner. Nurses recognized as DAISY nominees included Eric Corbin, RN, Kim Zorman, RN, CharLene Mowery, RN, Susan O’Neall, RN, Teresa Egnew, RN, Tabitha Ferree, RN, and Connie Bedwell, LPN.
Gerri Jackson, who works in the hospital’s Environmental Services Department, was the PETAL Award Winner. The PETAL award, standing for Performing Exceptional Tasks and Affirming Lives, is awarded to an employee nominated by patients or hospital staff. Employees recognized as PETAL nominees included Christine Smith, Jill Bailey, the Security Team, Candice Tatlock, Jeanne Patton, Jodi Sullivan, David Haddox, and Sara Russell.
Brown was nominated by both a staff member and a patient. The patient was especially appreciative to Brown and the Medical/Surgical staff for the outstanding and compassionate care she experienced during her stay earlier this year. The patient specifically nominated Brown for always providing “cheer and consideration” and for treating her “as a human, not an object.”
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barns. Three times each year, a nurse is selected by Greene County General Hospital’s nursing administration to receive the DAISY Award. At a presentation given in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors, the honoree will receive a certificate commending her or him for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.”
To coincide with the DAISY Award, the hospital created the PETAL Award to acknowledge non-nursing staff for providing exceptional service to the hospital, patients, visitors, or colleagues. The employee is also presented with a certificate at a presentation given in front of their colleagues.
DAISY and PETAL Award applications will be accepted year-round at the hospital. Both award nomination forms are also available on the hospital’s website, GreeneCountyhospital.com