– Atlantic General Hospital awarded the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing
to Guy Gross, RN, BSN, at a recent presentation held at the John H. ‘Jack’
Burbage Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center.
Gross has been a nurse for three years, one and a half of which he has
spent with AGH at the Regional Cancer Care Center. He is BSN prepared
and has been dedicated to the oncology specialty since he began the profession.
He recently began to pursue a doctoral degree to become a nurse anesthetist.
Of his nomination, Gross said, “I am so honored and proud to have
been chosen to receive the DAISY award. I am beyond grateful for my patients
and their families who felt that I was deserving of this award. Caring
for oncology patients has made me the caring and compassionate nurse that
I am today and I will always be thankful for them.”
The nomination stated, “He is so special – kind, caring and
takes such good care of his patients. His smiling face always greets you.
Nothing is too much for him to do for his patients.”
“Guy is such a unique employee as he is a constant ray of joy and
positivity in any room that he walks into. His uplifting attitude is exactly
what our cancer patient’s need while going through their infusion
treatments. The nomination says it all; nothing is too much for him to
do for his patients,” stated Colleen Wareing, vice president of
patient care services at Atlantic General Hospital.
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.
From L to R: Tim Whetstine, vice president of practice administration;
Jonathan Bauer, vice president of information services and CIO; Guy Gross,
RN, BSN; Kelly Fox, RN; Colleen Wareing, RN, vice president of patient
care services; Cheryl Nottingham, vice president of finance and CFO.
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the
residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties
since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated
community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md.,
combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology
and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery,
orthopedics, outpatient infusion and chemotherapy for individuals with
cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, and a comprehensive women’s
diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more
than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and
visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General