April 26, 2013
Low Moor, VA, April 23, 2013 – LewisGale Hospital Alleghany has awarded one of its nurses, Gloria Wolfe, R.N., the DAISY award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award recognizes nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patients’ families. Nurses are nominated by a colleague, physician, patient or visitor.
Gloria, who also received nurse of the year award in 2004, has been a medical surgical registered nurse at LewisGale Hospital Alleghany since 2000.
“Gloria cares for a variety of patients with medical to surgical conditions, is often the charge nurse, and helps mentor nursing students in clinical rotations,” explains Robin Broughman, PhD, RN, FACHE, Chief Nursing Officer at the hospital. “She was nominated by peers for her compassion, and helpfulness.”
Some of the statements from those nomination forms describe Gloria as, “always there when you need her with a smile no matter what” and “always calm and helpful – she goes that extra mile to make patients comfortable.”
Each quarter, LewisGale Regional Health System picks, from among the numerous nominations it receives, a new nurse at each of its four hospitals to recognize with the award.
The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established by the Daisy Foundation, a not-for-profit, based in Glen Ellen, Calif. The foundation was started by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick 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 patients’ families. Today, there are more than 1,400 healthcare facilities around the country honoring their nurses with the DAISY Award.