Fairmont Regional Medical Center hosted the first ever ‘Daisy Award for Nursing Excellence’ event, celebrating the hard work and commitment that staff members have toward their careers.
The DAISY Foundation was formed in January 2000 by the family members of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura or I.T.P.
“At first I didn’t know what the award was when I was nominated and my friend Chris looked it up and that just made it more special because of the family, the family orientation and that’s what we do here at Fairmont, we take care of family.” said Yvonne Hershman, Daisy Award recipient.
DAISY is an acronym for ‘Diseases Attacking the Immune System’. When Patrick Barnes was ill, his family was valued the skill, care and compassion of the nurses.
This year’s recipient, Yvonne Hershman, has been an employee of Fairmont Regional for 42 years.