Atlantic General Hospital awarded the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing
to Tracey Wooden, RN, CHPN, at a presentation held on July 23.
Wooden currently works in the Supportive Services Department and has worked
at Atlantic General Hospital for ten years. She began her nursing career
at AGH working on the Med-Surg unit, but felt strongly that chronically
ill patients and their families deserve access to resources that will
allow them to live without pain and suffering. In her current role, Wooden
is able to assist with symptom management, emotional support and allowing
the patient’s to attain their goals.
Wooden received two nominations, one from a patient and one from a family.
One family wrote, “While the situation had a tragic end for our
family, you were a bright spot in the situation with the care, concern
and help you provided.”
Of her nomination, Wooden said, “It is truly a collaborative effort
to support our patients and families and I work as a part of that team.
I am so honored that a family would take the time to write this nomination,
especially during such a difficult period.”
DAISY Award, created by The DAISY Foundation in Memory of J. Patrick Barnes, honors
the extraordinary work nurses do for patients and families each day. Hospital
leadership brought the awards program to Atlantic General to recognize
the compassion and high level of care its nurses provide to residents
and visitors of the community.
Patients and visitors can nominate an Atlantic General Hospital and Health
System nurse for the DAISY Award at any time. Nomination forms are available
in every hospital department and health system physician office. Awards
are bestowed quarterly.
DAISY award recipients are nominated by those who have received extraordinary
care and AGH celebrated honoree, Tracey Wooden, for her commitment to
serving patients and going above and beyond.