– Atlantic General Hospital awarded the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing
to Iris Hudson, at a recent presentation.
Hudson has been a nurse at Atlantic General Hospital for almost 20 years,
and is a charge nurse on the medical surgical unit. Hudson has been a
repeat nominee for both the DAISY and Nurse of the Year award. She supports
the hospital in caring for the community and serving as chair of the performance
improvement/patient safety council.
Colleagues of Hudson look forward to working with her and stated she is
a good hearted, kind soul. They enjoy working with her because she is
a hard worker and gives all she’s got.
The nomination letter stated, “Iris always does what is best for
the patient. She is a valuable asset to the AGH team! She is passionate
about patients every time she is here. No matter how big or small the
situation is, Iris gets it done.”
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: (back row) Gregory Stamnas, medical director, hospitalist
program; Karen Christmas, clinical outcomes coordinator; Christina Brown,
clinical outcomes coordinator; Kelly Fox, RN, DAISY award coordinator;
(front row) Sherry Whitt, director, medsurg; Iris Hudson, CMS, RN, DAISY
award winner; Colleen Wareing, RN, vice president of Patient Care Services at AGH.