Carole Borland, Chief Nurse Inpatient Services at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital was recently honored with the hospital’s first DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses.
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
The nomination submitted read:
We are honored to present our very first DAISY Award to Carole Borland.
Not only has Carole served the VA for many years in many ways, but also, she has led and mentored by example.
In her day to day work the ICARE Values are central to her core as she serves not only nurses but in turn the Veterans her nurses care for.
Carole has been a conduit for resource acquisition and allocation so that her nurses have the best possible support to be able to give the excellence in care delivery that we strive to provide.
She has served with compassion, inclusion, and respect for the diverse needs of nurses, interprofessional colleagues and Veterans before and especially throughout a historical pandemic and the ever-changing healthcare climate.
Because she believes in and upholds the values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence she is awarded the Madison VA’s very first DAISY Award.
“Carole’s leadership and dedication to not just the care and welfare of our Veteran patients, but also the Nursing profession, is a wonderful example of the amazing Nursing staff we have here at the Madison VA,” said John Rohrer, hospital director. “I can’t imagine a better candidate to be recognized with the first DAISY Award here at Madison.”
A video of the presentation can be found here: https://fb.watch/a0Dt7OuPVW/.
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.
Said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, CEO and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, "When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”
If you have been the recipient of extraordinary care by a nurse and would like to nominate her or him, go to: https://www.daisyfoundation.org/daisy-award/thank-your-nurse-nomination to find your location and be directed to their nomination form.
For more information about the DAISY program and a complete listing of healthcare organizations currently running the program, please go to http://DAISYfoundation.org.
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