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LewisGale Hospital Pulaski Announces Winner of Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses

September 03, 2013

Joyce Parsons

Pulaski, VA, September, 2013 – LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is pleased to announce that Joyce Parsons, R.N., was selected as the second quarter winner of DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award recognizes nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patients’ families.

Joyce has worked at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski for 24 years, most recently as the Clinical Coordinator for the Medical-Surgical unit. Her unwavering commitment to compassionate care and her excellent nursing skills, made her top choice for the award.

“She does the utmost in relieving patients’ suffering and giving support to their families,” said Michelle Quesenberry, M.S.N., RN-BC, Medical Surgical Services Director. “She is the kind of nurse that our patients, their families and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model.”

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, California.  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.

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