VanDyke Recognized with DAISY Award

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Seth VanDyke, RN, pictured with his parents, is a Gordon Hospital DAISY Award recipient.

Gordon Hospitals Seth VanDyke, RN, was recognized with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. This award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human tasks nurses perform every day.

VanDyke, who is a nurse on Gordon Hospitals medical-surgical unit, received a nomination including the following: Seth VanDyke is a great asset to your hospital. He is very caring, kind, and he goes above and beyond his call of duty. My husband was very scared and upset. He had never been sick and had a lot of blood clots. Seth kept encouraging him and telling him it would be okay, and that it was in God's hands. He even took the time to pray with him. With my husband being the assistant pastor of our church, that really touched our hearts. That gave us hope knowing a young man, a child of God, was taking care of him. We could not have had a better nurse.

If you or a loved one have been a patient at Gordon Hospital and would like to nominate an extraordinary nurse for the DAISY Award, click here to nominate a nurse, or call Call706-602-7800 x2258.

To find out more about the program, including the growing list of partners, please go to

About the DAISY Foundation

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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