Pulaski, VA, September, 2012 – For more than 34 years, Vicki Hubble, R.N., C.E.N., O.C.N., has cared for patients at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, most recently as the Infusion Center Nursing Supervisor for the cancer center.  For Vicki, it’s more than a job; it’s an opportunity to serve others.
“Nursing is a profession that requires a serving heart and at our hospital we have so many nurses that exemplify that quality every day,” said Vicki.  “I’m humbled to be recognized as one of them.  I consider caring for patients to be an honor and a privilege.”

Vicki’s compassion for patients and their families is the reason the hospital’s Nursing Professional Development Council recently awarded her the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Every quarter, LewisGale Hospital Pulaski selects a new nurse to receive the award.  

“Her compassion and ability to comfort our patients and their families during this difficult time in their lives is a true gift that she exhibits effortlessly,” said Marsha Myers, Director, LewisGale Regional Cancer Center Pulaski.  “Vicki also has strong leadership skills that impact all aspects of patient care. It was her idea to develop a support program for terminally ill patients called ‘No One Dies Alone’.”

During her time at the hospital, Vicki has also served in many other roles including Charge Nurse, Medical Surgical Director, Clinical Coordinator and ED Director.

“The term exemplary professional is equated with Vicki Hubble and the care that she provides to the patients,” said Linda Shepherd, R.N., Chief Nursing Officer. “Vicki is not only a superstar nurse and DAISY, but also a truly wonderful person.”

About the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses
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. Patrick 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.

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