MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – City Hospital’s Nurse Work Life Council named Lisa VanCamp , RN, a registered nurse in the recovery unit of the surgery department at City Hospital, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the fourth quarter 2010.
The award was presented to VanCamp during a recent ceremony at the hospital. She 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: Sylvia Smith, recovery unit assistant manager at City Hospital, is shown with Lisa VanCamp, RN, City Hospital’s 4th quarter recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses.