City Hospital nurse honored for efforts

September 30, 2012
  • D'Arcy Alt, RN, left, City Hospital's second-quarter recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses, receives her award from Brenda Allen, director of rehab services at City Hospital.
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — City Hospital’s Nurse Work Life Council named D’Arcy Alt, RN, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the second quarter 2012.

Alt, a registered nurse in interventional radiology and cardiac rehab 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 perform every day. 

Nurses at WVUH-East’s City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital are being honored throughout the year with the DAISY 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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