Another Extraordinary Registered Nurse Recognized at Fauquier Health
April 21, 2022
Nurses at Fauquier Health continue to be honored with The DAISY Team Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The DAISY award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
We are proud to announce that the first quarter DAISY Team award recipient for 2022 is Registered Nurse, Amber LeDee. Amber works in the Family Birthing Center department and received several strong nominations from her patients. Her nominations showcased the level of dedication and compassion she provides to her patients, even through challenging times.
One nomination came from a first-time mother. She commented, “I was beyond nervous to give birth to my first child. Amber was so amazing, she helped me through every single thing, every breath I took…” The patient went on to comment, “Amber was there and she never left my side; she made the whole experience so wonderful and I can’t be more thankful.”
Another nomination that Amber received was a true testament to her ability to care for our patients. The patient shared her recollection of Amber during a very difficult time. She described Amber as “…The best friend, care taker, and support system I didn’t know I needed.”
During the surprise presentation ceremony, the hallways in the Family Birthing Center were lined with fellow team members who came to applaud Amber and congratulate her.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses has been adopted by healthcare facilities around the world to celebrate nurses for their extraordinary care and compassion. The DAISY Team Award is for nurse-led teams of two or more who come together to solve a specific situation by going above and beyond. Nursing teams may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and they are chosen by a committee of nurses at Fauquier Health to receive The DAISY Team Award. The DAISY Team Award is presented by Nursing Leadership at a surprise presentation. The DAISY Award winner receives a certificate commending them for being an "Extraordinary Nurse." The certificate reads: "In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are and the incredibly meaningful difference your teamwork makes in the lives of so many people." The DAISY Award winner also receives a specially engraved plaque engraved with the name of the Team.
To honor these special nurses at Fauquier Health, a banner has been hung in the hallway for all to see. Each DAISY Nurse will have the opportunity to sign the banner recognizing them for their commitment and dedication. For a complete listing of healthcare organizations currently running the program, please go to http://DAISYfoundation.org.
The DAISY Award and DAISY Team Award are initiatives of The DAISY Foundation in service to the nursing profession. Additionally, DAISY offers J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects, The DAISY Faculty Award to honor inspiring faculty members in schools and colleges of nursing, and The DAISY in Training Award for nursing students. More information is available at http://DAISYfoundation.org.