Laurinburg — Nurses who consistently demonstrate excellence as outstanding role models through their clinical expertise and extraordinarily compassionate care at Scotland Health Care System are nominated by patients and families, physicians and colleagues for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Scotland Health Care System honors a DAISY Award recipient quarterly.
This quarter’s DAISY Award honoree is registered nurse Hope Gibson.
Gibson, who has been with Scotland Health Care System since 2006, is the oncology navigator in the Scotland Cancer Treatment Center. She was recently honored by hospital executives and her co-workers for her work ethic and compassion and for going well out of her way to help her patients.
Gibson is the person who helps patients with a cancer diagnosis navigate through their plan of care, which can be overwhelming for most people.
The nomination that was received for Gibson read in part, “Hope connects with patients on a level that amazes me. They attach on to her and she carries them through their journey. She will go visit and console a family even when the patient’s journey here in the cancer center comes to an end. Hope does just that, offers hope and calmness to those patients that have just had the worst day of their life.”
At a presentation in front of Hope’s colleagues, she received a certificate commending her for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.”
The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” She was also presented with the DAISY Award pin and given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe of Zimbabwe, Africa.
The DAISY Award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the “superhuman” tasks nurses perform every day.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
“When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night,” said Said Bonnie Barnes, president and co-founder of The DAISY Foundation. “Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Scotland Health Care System are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”
Anyone can nominate an SHCS Extraordinary Nurse; nomination forms are located throughout Scotland Memorial Hospital and can also be found online at www.scotlandhealth.org/Patients-and-Visitors/Nominate-a-Nurse-for-a-Daisy-Award
For more information about the program at Scotland Health Care System, contact Holly Goodwin at 910-291-7530.