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Martinsburg City Hospital nurse receives DAISY Award

July 31, 2011
  • Barbara Brooks, second from left, City Hospitals second-quarter recipient of the Daisy Award For Extraordinary Nurses, receives her award from Steve Folmer, left, Donna Clews and Dana Stewart.
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — City Hospital’s Nurse Work Life Council named Barbara Brooks, a registered nurse from the observation unit at the hospital, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the second quarter of 2011.

The award was presented to Brooks during a recent ceremony at the hospital. She received a certificate, along with a sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.

The DAISY, or Diseases Attacking the Immune System, Award was established nationally to recognize the super-human efforts nurses make every day.  Nurses at WVUH-East’s City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital are being honored throughout the year with the award.  

The WVUH-East awards are being sponsored by the City Hospital Foundation and the Jefferson Health Care Foundation.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. He died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, an autoimmune disease.  

The care Barnes and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patients’ families.

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