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Berlin, Md. 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.

The AGH DAISY award winners started a new tradition in May of 2018, and planted daisies in the Healthway Drive Community Garden. “This is a new tradition I wanted to begin. I thought we should do more than just recognize who our DAISY award winners were. So, I thought bringing them together for a fun tradition that was unique to them would be the perfect solution,” stated Kelly Fox, RN, DAISY award coordinator and DAISY award winner.

“AGH has a strong favorable reputation for our excellence in nursing. We honor those who go over and beyond the everyday great care through the National Daisy award, said Colleen Wareing, RN, vice president of patient care services. “I am so proud to be a nurse at AGH.”

Caption: DAISY Award winners planting their first daisies in the community garden on Healthway drive.

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 for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery 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