NEW ALBANY, Miss., July 20, 2020 – Trinity Walls, 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. Walls, a nurse in the Women’s Center, was nominated by multiple patients.
Nurses like Walls 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 the nurses and colleagues, Walls 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 one nomination, a patient stated, “Trinity got to know me and honestly made me feel like I was more than just a patient.”
Another patient wrote, “Trinity just inspired me so much. She supported me every step I made. She always treated me with a lot of care and took time to make sure I understood everything she was doing.”
“It is truly an honor to recognize Trinity for her compassion and empathy for others,” said Heather Reid, chief nursing officer at Baptist Union County. “Trinity has a genuine concern for each patient and commits herself to making each one feel like family.”
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.Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, DAISY award, New Albany MS, Northeast MS news, Union County MS