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The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

The DAISY Award honors the compassionate care that our nurses give our patients and their families every day.  The recipients of this award personify Valley Regional Healthcare’s  dedication to patient-centered care through our guiding principles of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Compassion. Throughout the year, we request nominations for exemplary service provided by members of our team, who are the backbone of our care. Valley Regional holds  a ceremony twice a year, dedicated to all our nurses, where we recognize one nurse with the DAISY award.

Do You Want to Nominate a Nurse for The DAISY Award?

If you have recieved extraordinary care by a nurse and would like to nominate him or her, please download our nomination form PDF: fill out, mail or scan and email to Beverley.Rankin@VRH.org. If you have any questions please call Ann Griffing at 603.542.3426 (NOTE: Explorer 11 does not work well with our website for downloading PDFs. Please use a different browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.)

 


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What does DAISY stand for?

An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, The DAISYFoundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family.

Please take 6 minutes to watch this moving video about why we are so passionate about nurses.


The DAISY Award Winners

2021 DAISY Award Winner
Andrew White, RN

Andrew’s consistent commitment to high quality, personalized care truly makes a difference in the patient’s experience. We are proud that he is a part of the nursing team at Valley Regional Healthcare.

“Andy demonstrated a fantastic professional personality toward my particular situation and took very good care of keeping both myself and my wife informed on the progress. He provided me with a wonderful level of comfort and compassion for the complete duration of my time in the ED.”


2021 DAISY Award Winner
Patty Batchelder, LPN

Patty’s consistent commitment to high quality, personalized care truly makes a difference in the patient’s experience. We are proud that she is a part of the nursing team at Valley Regional Hospital.

“Patty has a caring, beautiful heart. She treats you how you want to be treated. When coming to the doctor’s, I always look forward to seeing her beautiful smile. I have to say with all medical issues and all the nurses I met, Patty tops it to the max!”


2020 DAISY Award Winner
Vicky White, RN

Vicky’s consistent commitment to high quality, personalized care truly makes a difference in the patient’s experience. We are proud that she is a part of the nursing team at Valley Regional Healthcare.

“A patient arrived in critical condition and Vicky worked tirelessly to help save his life. She stayed by his side, held his hand, and was steadfast offering comfort and emotional support.”


2020 DAISY Award Winner
Adam Orcutt, RN

Adam’s consistent commitment to high quality, personalized care truly makes a difference in the patient’s experience. We are proud that he is a part of the nursing team at Valley Regional Healthcare.

“Adam stood out as caring, professional, and with a wonderful sense of humor. My sister having dementia can be challenging, but he was always respectful and kind. Adam is the best!”


2017 DAISY Award Winner
Kathy Chicoine, RN

You know when you walk in to a facility, you already are under stress for a procedure about to happen. The nurses are so wonderful with smiles and concerns for me and my family. They all go out of their way to make you feel at ease. The ride into surgery with nurses waiting for you in the procedure room they too were all smiling. It felt a place that was peaceful and no worries. All should get an award for their services. But this nurse sticks out, though. When I woke up, she was stroking my hair gently and said good morning as a ray of sunshine. She made me and my family laugh and before you knew it, it was time to leave. Thanks to all! And to her, Keep Smiling!