CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) – A Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center (VAMC) nurse has received an award for her “extraordinary” efforts.

According to a release from the Louis A. Johnson VAMC, the DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses has been given to registered nurse Jennifer Poling as part of the DAISY Foundation’s programs, after being nominated by a co-worker.

Regarding Poling, the co-worker said, “Jennifer engages Veteran’s with sincere attention and genuine compassion, and puts forth extra time and efforts to provide high-quality care. She diligently works with patients to encourage and inspire them. Jennifer recognizes the importance of our patients’ education and understanding; she is committed in taking the time necessary to ensure effective communication is used for managing their care appropriately. She is a strong supporter of offering Veteran resources and education. She is a dedicated nurse who takes pride to deliver a positive demeanor having the best intentions and outcomes in mind for everyone’s welfare. She builds a good rapport with our Veterans and staff; she actively engages people with respect and patience and always helps whenever possible. Jennifer displays empathy and genuine concern while serving patients, exemplifying the VA’s ICARE values.”

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