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Jefferson Memorial Hospital nurse honored

June 17, 2012
  • Jefferson Memorial Hospita's Justin Campbell, right, is pictured with Denise Carter, nurse manager of the emergency department and special-care unit, after receiving the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses at a recent ceremony at the hospital.
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RANSON, W.Va. — Jefferson Memorial Hospital recently chose Justin Campbell, LPN, a nurse in the emergency department, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the first half of 2012.

Denise Carter, nurse manager of the emergency department and special-care unit, presented the award to Campbell during a ceremony at the hospital. Campbell received a certificate and a sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” which was carved by artists from the Shona Tribe in Africa.

The DAISY, or Diseases Attacking the Immune System, Award, was established nationally to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses make every day.

Nurses at West Virginia University Hospitals-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, who 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 patients and their families.

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