Gordon Hospital emergency department recognized with DAISY Award

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Pictured from left to right: (Sitting) Director Sandra Barton, RN; Savanah Knight, RN; Laura Crew, RN; Allison Robinson, RN, Manager Kevin Rodman, RN; and Sonia Clark, RN. (Standing) Sonja Wright, RN; Hannah Nix; Sandra Elder; Jackie Lloyd, RN; Jeremy Baker, RN; Richard Stephens, RN; Cynthia Mondragon, Teena Tinch, RN; and Karen Wojcik, RN.

Gordon Hospital recently recognized their emergency department with the DAISY Team Award.

The DAISY Team Award recognizes that while an idea to achieve better patient and family outcomes may start with one individual, it often takes an entire team to implement successfully. It is designed to honor collaboration by two or more people, led by a nurse, who identify and meet patient and/or patient family needs by going above and beyond the traditional role of nursing.

They were nominated by a patient who said the following: Words cannot express how thankful I am for your kindness to me when I was brought to the hospital by ambulance after falling and hurting my head and back. My husband casually mentioned, what a way to spend our 48th anniversary. The next thing we knew, the nurses were bringing in sweets, flowers, a balloon, and a candle. I cant tell you what that meant to both of us. Thank you so much!

recognized included: Jeremy Baker, Sandra Barton, Amber Bell, Amber Bradford, Elizabeth Brehm, Leisa Bryant, Wendy Byrd, Alison Carroll, Andrew Carroll, Sonia Clark, Zachary Cochran, Laura Crew, Hannah Daugherty, Tricia Davis, Brooke Fehlenberg, Justin Henry, Julie Holcomb, Tara James, Savanah Knight, Jacqueline Lloyd, Marah McEntyre, Morgan Miles, Chrystal Moore, Samuel Olson, Susan Parlo, Felicia Pressley, Deborah Rayner, Allison Robison, Kevin Rodman, Cynthia Sanchez, Anahi Sandoval Barragan, Teresa Schneweis, William Schneweis, Jonnie Sills, Jason Smith, Richards Stephens, Christie Tankersley, Teena Tinch, Nicole Walker, Miranda Warrick, Melissa Weitz, Stephen Whitfield, Porshae Wiggins, Susan Wise, Karen Wojcik, Sonja Wright, Muntaha Yu, and Tammy Zontek.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, California, 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. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.)

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.

About Gordon Hospital

Founded in 1935, Gordon Hospital is proud to be a member of Adventist Health System. With 46 hospitals in 10 states, Adventist Health System is a faith-based healthcare organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety, employee engagement, and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health Systems more than 78,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every patient.

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