Contact: Rebecca Green
Charles Arwine, a registered nurse in the CGH Critical Care Unit, was recently recognized as a recipient of the prestigious DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. An international program, the award is presented to nurses around the world who go above and beyond for their patients and demonstrate extraordinary compassionate care.
“Chuck recognized the need for intervention on a patient who was not assigned to him and displayed true compassion and kindness,” said Renee Stach, RN, Critical Care Assistant Manager. “He did everything he could to counsel and calm a postpartum patient who wanted to leave against medical advice. He spent over 20 minutes on his knee consoling her, and his true kindness and empathy towards her did not go unseen.”
The DAISY Award - an acronym for “Diseases Attacking the Immune System” - was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. The DAISY Award continues to recognize and celebrate the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and their families every day.
Other CGH nurses nominated for the DAISY award during the 1st quarter included: Darcie Bettner; Shelly Roling Christensen; Jennifer Cook, LPN; Anne Cordell; Rosalie Feary; Michele Harrison, LPN; Laura Hawk; Sandy Hobbs; Rebecca Kundert; Shelly Lewis; Priscilla McNeill; Tiffany Markel; Anne Nehrkorn; Jennifer Olson; Danelle Saunders; Trisha Shuck; Laura Stoudt; Norma Alvarado-Urrutia; Stephanie Waller; Laurie Wilkinson; Julie Wardell, NP; and Beriah Zigler.
If you would like to submit a nomination for extraordinary nursing care that you, a family member, or a patient have received at CGH Medical Center, please visit www.cghmc.com/daisy.