Baptist Union County recognizes nurse who performs above and beyond expectations

Davis winner of Daisy award NEMiss.News
Daisy winner Jan Davis and Heather Reid, CNO
February 4th, 2021     Health & Wellness

 

 NEW ALBANY, Miss., February 4, 2021 – Jan Davis, RN, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an award given in appreciation of the work nurses do.  Davis, a nurse in the wound management center, was nominated by a patient.

Nurses like Davis are nominated by patients, families, and colleagues for the DAISY Award, and from those nominations, nursing leadership at Baptist Union County selects nurses to receive the award.

At a presentation in front of nurses, colleagues, and family, Davis received a certificate and a sculpture. The sculpture, titled “A Healer’s Touch,” is hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.

In the nomination, the patient stated, “Jan takes time to explain what she is doing, why, and what to look for.  Couldn’t get anyone better than her!”

It is truly an honor to recognize Jan for her compassion and excellent nursing skills,” said Heather Reid, chief nursing officer at Baptist Union County.  “Jan’s attention and concern for each patient’s needs is what makes her so special.”

Baptist Union County nurse receives DAISY

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation, based in Glen Ellen, Calif., was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes died at age 33 in late 1999 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an auto-immune disease.

The extraordinary care Barnes and his family received from nurses while he was ill led to the creation of the DAISY Award.

Baptist Union County offers a variety of services, including adult and pediatric inpatient care, maternity, surgery, a 24-hour emergency department and diagnostics. The hospital also has 3D mammography, TeleHealth services and an eICU. Baptist Union County has an excellent reputation for providing quality care and recently earned an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group and Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence awards from Healthgrades. Most notably, Baptist Union County earned five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the hospital’s quality, outcomes, safety and patient satisfaction. The Chartis Center for Rural Health also recognized the hospital as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the country.

For more information about Baptist Union County, please call 662-538-7631 or visit unioncounty.baptistonline.org. 

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