Redmond Regional Medical Center announces that John Wagner, RN – 4th  Floor Extension, is the fourth quarter recipient of The DAISY Award at Redmond Regional Medical Center. The DAISY Foundation™ is a 501(c)3 organization established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. The DAISY Foundation™ recognizes nurses for examples of extraordinary care through the presentation of The DAISY Award. Redmond has partnered with The DAISY Foundation™ to recognize our nurses each quarter with The DAISY Award.

 

Redmond’s DAISY Award recipient for 4th Quarter 2016 is John Wagner.  A registered nurse in the Sidney A. Bell Joint Center at Redmond, Wagner received multiple nominations from both patients and families. Wagner’s dedication to patient care is demonstrated in the following excerpts from his nomination: “He came in each day bubbly and happy.” “He listened attentively to my mother’s needs. He explained in detail the medications that he was giving her and why.” “He moved with a sense of urgency.”  “Each day it seemed that he had a trainee or student with him and his patience in teaching was awesome to witness. So was his skillset!” “Whatever we asked for, whatever the need, he took care of us. Thank you for all that you did for us.”

 

For Stephanie Jones, Chief Nursing Officer at Redmond, hearing the stories of outstanding care provided by fellow Redmond nurses is inspiring. “I find it truly rewarding to have the opportunity to participate in the DAISY Award process,” said Jones.  “Our nurses go the extra mile each and every shift and I humbled to hear all of their incredible stories of the care and compassion they provide our patients.  I am so very proud of our dedicated team of nurses and our culture of caring. This embodies the mission of the DAISY Award.  It is truly evident that our nurses take our mission statement to heart in everything they do: ‘Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.’”

 

Redmond’s DAISY Award selection committee reviewed numerous nomination forms received during the fourth quarter of 2016. Nominations were submitted by patients, families, visitors, and co-workers. Each nomination contained specific examples of exemplary care provided by nurses at Redmond. In recognition of the volume of outstanding nominations, Redmond’s DAISY Award committee also named fourteen Honorable Mention Awards in addition to John Wagner, the overall DAISY Award recipient. Those receiving Honorable Mentions are: Rhonda Banks, RN –4th Extension; Jimmy Benefield, RN—3rd floor; Dana Ellis, RN—4th Extension; Briar Evans, RN—4th floor; Gina Gaines, RN—ODU/Infusions/Outpatient; Erika Gentry, RN—ICU West; April Hearn, RN—2nd floor; Palmer Maglanowski, RN—ICU; Whitney Mills, RN—ICU; Robin Rice, RN—Cardiac Rehab; Caroline Smith, RN—PACU; Katie Beth Whacker, RN—3rd floor; Bonnie Kathleen Wingate, RN—4th Extension; and Rose Zehr, RN—4th Floor.

 

DAISY Award recipients are presented a small sculpture, The Healer’s Touch, that symbolizes the strong relationship among nurses, patients, and families. Each sculpture is made by a tribe in Zimbabwe. This tribe is solely self-supported by making these sculptures for the DAISY Foundation™. Each one is hand-carved and unique. The Healer’s Touch, shared by this tribe, is very meaningful to Mark and Bonnie Barnes, as it personally symbolizes to them the compassion that was shown their beloved son Patrick. For this reason, Mark and Bonnie Barnes chose this particular sculpture to present to each DAISY winner—to remind them of their own healing touch.

 

About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation™ was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of an auto-immune disease (hence the name, an acronym for DAISY:  Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) Patrick received extraordinary care from his nurses, and his family felt compelled to express their profound gratitude for the compassion and skill nurses bring to patients and families every day. The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses celebrates nurses in over 2,100 healthcare facilities around the world. For more information about the DAISY Award and the Foundation’s other recognition of nurses, faculty and students, visit www.DAISYfoundation.org.

 

About Redmond

Redmond Regional Medical Center is a 230 bed facility, serving as a regional referral source for all of northwest Georgia and parts of Alabama.  Redmond offers a full array of inpatient and outpatient programs, many of which are unique to the northwest Georgia region. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Redmond provides a full service cardiology product line and is nationally recognized as a top cardiac care center.  In addition to the Gold Seal of Approval®, Redmond has also earned eight disease specific certifications from The Joint Commission for outstanding care in the areas of cardiology, stroke, orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery, and vascular surgery.  Other areas of excellence include emergency care, oncology, and inpatient rehabilitation.  For additional information on Redmond Regional Medical Center, visit www.RedmondRegional.com.