AdventHealth Hendersonville Announces New Winner of DAISY Award for Nursing

N.C., AdventHealth Hendersonville Announces New Winner of DAISY Award for Nursing

June 8, 2020; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHealth Hendersonville is honored to have an incredible team of nurses and it is a privilege to introduce you to the latest member of this team to win the DAISY Award, David Huerta, BSN, RN. David is part of the AdventHealth Medical/Surgical Care Unit.

David was nominated for this award by his supervisor who shared this glimpse into David’s commitment to provide exceptional care to every patient, every time:

During one shift, David had just received a new patient and had gotten them settled. He also had another patient that pretty much needed one-on-one care and was requiring a lot of attention. The floor was getting multiple admissions and David stepped up and took one of the incoming patients even when it was not his turn. This new patient also required extra attention and care time. David had to give multiple reports and ended up having to stay late to ensure each patient’s care was completed.

“David goes above and beyond to be a team player. He always has a positive attitude and a smile on his face, no matter what,” said Brittany Hughes, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Leader at AdventHealth Hendersonville. “He is appreciated by his entire team!”

The DAISY Award was created by the family of J. Patrick Barnes to thank the nurses who cared for Patrick and for them as he battled an autoimmune disease. Patrick lost his battle, but his family realized the impact his nurses had on the final days of his life. For that they are forever grateful. They wanted to create an opportunity for all families who experience the benefits of the extraordinary care of nurses to show their appreciation.

The AdventHealth Nursing Administration presented David Huerta, BSN, RN, with a gift package including:

  • DAISY Award Certificate
  • DAISY Award Pin
  • “A Healer’s Touch” Sculpture

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate, not-for-profit care in a Christian environment.

In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.

Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for five orthopedic specialties including Spine Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement. It is also the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning the overall Five-Star rating in Quality from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), eight consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey and the 2019 Award for Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board from Premier, Inc.

AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).