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City Hospital ICU nurse honored

July 15, 2012
  • Tina Conner, second from left, City Hospitals recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the first quarter of 2012, receives her award from hospital officials at a recent ceremony. Pictured with Conner are Surgery Director Steve Folmer, left, Karen Pezzanite, clinical coordinator of the intensive care unit, second from right, and Donna Clews, vice president of patient-care services, far right.
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — City Hospital’s Nurse Work Life Council named Tina Conner, RN, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the first quarter of 2012.

Conner, a nurse in the intensive care unit at City Hospital, was presented the award during a recent ceremony at the hospital. She received a certificate, along with a sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” which was carved by artists of 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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