Anna West, a case manager at Nash Health Care, was recently honored with the organization’s quarterly DAISY Award for outstanding nursing. West has worked at Nash Health Care for more than 25 years.
A resident of Littleton, she received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Duke University.
The DAISY Award was created from the DAISY Foundation, which was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes experienced an 8-week hospitalization before dying from complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP).
Barnes’s family established the DAISY Award because they were awestruck by the care and compassion that nurses provided not only to Barnes, but to everyone in his family.
West’s nomination form stated: “Anna is one of the most compassionate nurses I know. I can’t count the number of times Anna has helped me as a staff nurse in difficult situations. She is not shy about advocating for her patients and finding all available resources. She is also a great friend and coworker.
“She is kind and generous and always willing to help. Her sense of humor and kindness radiate in everything she does. She is a loyal and valuable employee to Nash Health Care.”
To be eligible for a Daisy Award, all Nash Health Care nurses:
- Must be an RN who has been employed by Nash Health Care for the past 6 months
- Must have excellent performance evaluations by managers and supervisors
- Must exemplify Nash Health Care’s standards of performance.
To learn more about the DAISY award, go to www.DAISYfoundation.org.