(Jan. 18, 2019) Atlantic General Hospital awarded the Team DAISY Award for excellence in nursing to the Emergency Department, during a recent presentation held in the Emergency Room of the hospital.
The DAISY Award only recognizes an entire team once a year, and this is the second year in a row the Emergency Department has received the honor.
“I am extremely proud of this team. This is one example of the exemplary teamwork they provide each and every day,” Andi West-McCabe, director of Emergency Services/Practice Transformation, said. “When you are a nurse, you know that every day you will impact someone’s life, and often your life will be impacted in return.”
The nomination reflected back on a busy day in August when the Emergency Department sprang into action to save the life of a critically ill pediatric patient.
“Over these six hours I saw some of the most ideal team work I have ever experienced,” the nomination stated. “Across multiple departments we came together for the sole purpose to save one little girl’s life.”
“The Emergency Department received this award because, for the second year in a row, they put to action all of the core values of Atlantic General Hospital – trust, accountability, integrity, service and teamwork, and saved the life of a young child,” Colleen Wareing, vice president of Patient Care Services, said.
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.