RANSON, W.Va. – Jefferson Memorial Hospital has named Cynthia Fraley, a registered nurse in the medical/surgical department, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the second half of 2010.
Dr. Tina Coad, chief administrative officer, and Linda Blanc, medical/surgical nurse manager, presented the award to Fraley during a recent ceremony held at the hospital. Fraley received a certificate along with a sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.
The Daisy Award was established nationally to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform everyday. 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, 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), an 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.
Photo Cutline: Jefferson Memorial Hospital’s Cynthia Fraley, RN, is with her fellow medical/surgical staff receiving the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses award at a recent ceremony.