Fayetteville, Ga. (November 08, 2013) – Dawn Martin, RN, an ICU nurse at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, has been named winner of the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The recognition is part of a national program honoring nurses for their clinical skills and compassionate care for patients and their families.
Martin was nominated for the award by a fellow nurse who observed her exemplary care for patients and acts of kindness toward her coworkers.
“Dawn is a team player who is kind hearted, caring and just loves to smile,” said fellow nurse Anissa Raines, “She takes good care of her patients and her coworkers. She is a true DAISY.”
Nurses can be nominated for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses by colleagues, physicians, patients and visitors. Honorees are selected quarterly by a selection committee and nursing administration team.
“Participating in the DAISY Award program is one way we honor our nurses who go above and beyond to deliver exceptional patient care,” said Judy Long, RN, MS, CNS, vice president and chief nursing officer at Piedmont Fayette. “They are often unsung heroes and we want them to know they are highly valued and we appreciate what they do.”
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 in 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a little known but not uncommon autoimmune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and their families.
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