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Area medical center instituting new program to recognize nurses

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Fairmont Regional Medical Center has adopted a new program that will recognize the work of its nurses.

The hospital has teamed with a national nurse recognition program called the Daisy Foundation. 

Nurses can be nominated for the Daisy Award over the next few weeks for showing compassion, skill and dedication. 

The program was started by a family who lost their son to cancer.

“As they were coming to terms with his death, they wanted to do something to honor his death. So they thought about the situation and they realized that the nurses really had been compassionate and helped them through the situation. They said they expected the nurses to do the technical things right, but they didn’t realize the compassion part of it was so important,” said Jennifer McDonald, Fairmont Regional Medical Center.

The Daisy Award, which includes a statue called the healing touch, will be awarded to the nurse with the most nominations during national nurses week.

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