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Berlin, Md. Atlantic General Hospital awarded the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing to Wendi McDonough, BSN, RN, CPAN, CGRN, at a recent presentation.

McDonough has been a nurse for 22 years, and has been with AGH for 12 of those years. She is BSN prepared and will soon be completing her master’s degree. McDonough is dedicated to the GI specialty as well as the nursing profession. She is board certified in gastroenterology nursing (CGRN) and recovery room nursing (CPAN).

Of her nomination, McDonough said, “I was astonished and honored to learn that I was selected for the DAISY award. Some of my most treasured moments are when someone looks me in the eyes and says, “thank you.” It is then that I know I’m doing what I was called to do.”

“She constantly strives for improvement and expects excellence not only for herself, but for all staff working with her. She is a champion for motivating staff involvement in professional organizations, department process improvements, and attending educational conferences,” stated Colleen Wareing, vice president of Patient Care Services at Atlantic General Hospital.

The nomination stated, “Her knowledge contributes to the excellent teamwork offered by the Endoscopy Center. Her expertise, dedication and passion are evident in the superior care she provides day after day for patients.”

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.

From L to R: Kelly Fox, RN, DAISY award coordinator; Wendi McDonough, BSN, RN, CPAN, CGRN, DAISY award winner; Colleen Wareing, RN, vice president of Patient Care Services at AGH.

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 Hospital, visit