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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.”

The 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.