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Atlantic General Hospital presented the Team DAISY Award to the intensive care unit staff for their outstanding work in contributing donations to Worcester Youth and Family Services throughout the year. Pictured, from left, are Michael Franklin, AGH president and CEO; Jill Zuppo, RN; Shyree Jackson, CAN; Robin Jarvis-Ganong, RN; Debbie Smullen, Worcester Youth and Family Services representative; Megan Collins, RN; Anne Watson-Waples, RN; Nancy Holland, CAN; Kelly Fox, RN, DAISY Award coordinator; and Colleen Wareing, RN, AGH vice president of patient care services.

(July 5, 2019) Atlantic General Hospital recently presented the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing to Sherri Candeloro.

Candeloro has been a nurse at Atlantic General Hospital for 10 years. She has worked in several departments including the intensive care unit, emergency department, post-anesthesia care unit, medical infusion, and the Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center.

Candeloro has been a repeat nominee for the DAISY award for several years.

The nomination letter stated Candeloro could not be more deserving of this award. She was nominated by a patient who was receiving several months of infusions.

They described Candeloro as a phenomenal caregiver and stated, “she meets the criteria with very high marks.”

Atlantic General Hospital also presented the Team DAISY Award to the intensive care unit staff for their outstanding work in contributing donations to Worcester Youth and Family Services throughout the year.

The ICU staff spearheaded several drives throughout the year to collect and donate items needed. Food baskets for holiday meals, more than 200 pairs of pajamas and books, and 40 Easter baskets were collected and donated to Worcester Youth and Family Services to support those in need.

The DAISY Award, created by The DAISY Foundation in Memory of J. Patrick Barnes, honors the extraordinary work nurses do for patients and families each day.

Hospital leadership brought the awards program to Atlantic General to recognize the compassion and high level of care its nurses provide to residents and visitors of the community.

Patients and visitors can nominate an Atlantic General Hospital and Health System nurse for the DAISY Award at any time.

Nomination forms are available in every hospital department and health system physician office. Awards are bestowed quarterly.

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties in Maryland and Sussex County, Delaware, since May 1993.

Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services.

It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion and chemotherapy for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center.

Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region.

For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

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