Extraordinary Nurses Recognized at Greene County General Hospital: Mowery Wins First DAISY Award
Linton, IN – May 11, 2016 – Nurses at Greene County General Hospital are being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
The first award recipient is Charlene Mowery, who works in the hospital’s Emergency Department. Charlene was nominated by a patient who came to the hospital experiencing a great deal of pain. He described Charlene’s care of both him and his wife as truly remarkable, noting how she took time to explain everything that was happening and calm the fears of the patient’s wife as she worked. Charlene’s example of professionalism and compassion made a huge impact on her patient and made an otherwise difficult trip to the hospital much better.
Two nurses from the Med/Surg department were also recognized as runners up for being nominated for the DAISY Award, Stephanie Buskirk and Jill Hancock.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
Three times each year, a nurse will be 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.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” The honoree will also be given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.
DAISY Award applications will be accepted year-round at the hospital. The nomination form is also available on the hospital’s website.