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Astria Regional Medical Center and Astria Heart Institute Announce Spring 2018 Daisy Award Nominees and Honoree

Contact: Dawn O'Polka 509-837-1543

Thursday, May 3, Yakima, WA – Nurses at Astria Regional Medical Center and Astria Heart Institute are being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The celebration will take place on Monday, May 7 at noon in the Café at Astria Regional Medical Center located at 110 S. 9th Avenue, Yakima as part of our week long Hospital Week celebration.

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues and they are chosen by a committee at Astria Regional Medical Center to receive The DAISY Award. Awards are given twice a year at presentations given in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors. Each nominee will receive a certificate commending her or him for being an "Extraordinary Nurse” as well as a Daisy pin to proudly display on their name tag or scrubs. The Honoree will also be given a certificate that reads: "In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people”, as well as a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.

Said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, "When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Astria Regional Medical Center and Astria Heart Institute are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

“The Daisy Award provides us an amazing opportunity to pay tribute to nursing at its best! This spring, 25 extraordinary Astria Regional Medical Center nurses were recognized by patients and families for the difference these nurses made. Depending on what their patients require, nurses care, comfort, humor, cajole, gently (and sometimes maybe not so gently) badger and, in the end, nurses save lives. I’m so proud of these nominees and their representation of nursing excellence at Astria Regional Medical Center! “ said Sara Williamson, Chief Nursing Officer, Astria Regional Medical Center.

Posted May 03, 2018

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