– Atlantic General Hospital awarded the Team DAISY Award for excellence
in nursing to the Emergency Department, at a recent presentation held
in the Emergency Room of the hospital. The DAISY Award only recognizes
an entire team once a year, and this is the second year in a row the Emergency
Department has received the honor.
Of the nomination, Director of Emergency Services/Practice Transformation
Andi West-McCabe stated, “I am extremely proud of this team! This
is one example of the exemplary teamwork they provide each and every day.
When you are a nurse, you know that every day you will impact someone’s
life, and often your life will be impacted in return.”
The nomination reflected back on a busy day in August when the Emergency
Department sprang into action to save the life of a critically ill pediatric
patient. “Over these 6 hours I saw some of the most ideal team work
I have ever experienced,” the nomination stated. “Across multiple
departments we came together for the sole purpose to save one little girls
“The Emergency Department received this award because for the second
year in a row, they put to action all of the core values of Atlantic General
Hospital; Trust, accountability, integrity, service and teamwork, and
saved the life of a young child,” stated Vice President of Patient
Care Services Colleen Wareing.
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: Associates involved in the act that recognized them for the
DAISY Award: Andi West-McCabe, director of emergency services/practice
transformation; Kathie Duncan, housekeeping aide; Anna Oberste, clinical
pharmacist; Lori Genga, respiratory therapist; Beth Ann Wells, emergency
department RN; Samantha Widgeon, ED tech; Lou Brecht, manager of cardiopulmonary
services; Kacey Klink, ED tech; Althea Foreman, nurse manager; Demiah
Nooney, RN case manager; Nettie Widgeon, ED charge RN; Colleen Wareing,
RN, vice president of patient care services.
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