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    Recognizing Excellence: Four Walter Reed nurses honored with DAISY Award

    Recognizing Excellence: Four Walter Reed Nurses Honored with DAISY Award

    Photo By Harvey Duze | U.S. Navy Capt. Jessica Beard, chief nursing officer presents Georgette Boima the...... read more read more



    Story by Vernishia Vaughn 

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    Bethesda, MD (May 9, 2023) – Medical Center honored four of its own with the prestigious DAISY Award during the Director's Town Hall.
    The Daisy Award is a national recognition program that celebrates the extraordinary work of nurses, physicians, and health care staff members. The award recognizes those who go above and beyond for their patients, showing compassion, dedication, and excellence in their work.
    Before presenting the DAISY Award to Georgette Boima, a licensed practical nurse assigned to 4 Center, Joan LoepekerDuncan, chief nurse in charge of the Cardiology Service and coordinator for the Walter Reed DAISY program, shared remarks from a nomination submitted by a fellow staff member, “DAISY qualities of commitment, teamwork, mentorship, and professionalism, describe this nurse. This nurse is an absolute team player, compassionate, with what they do and always advocating for patients.”
    Following Boima’s award presentation, the DAISY Award was presented to U.S. Navy Ensign Angela Spath, U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Rose Flanagan, and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Amber Huddleston, all registered nurses (RN) assigned to 4 West. The three RNs were collectively recognized for their excellent care and dedication to saving a patient’s life.
    Their nomination read, “They appropriately recognized a change in the patient’s condition following a recent procedure, and notified the doctor quickly, calmly and efficiently… Because of their early intervention, the patient will have no long-term sequelae [ill effects], and likely an excellent outcome than what certainly would have been.”
    As recipients of the DAISY Award, all four honorees received individual gifts of appreciation, to include a certificate proclaiming them an “Extraordinary Nurse,” a DAISY Award pin and a unique, hand-carved serpentine stone sculpture from Zimbabwe entitled “A Healer’s Touch.”
    Throughout the week, Walter Reed leadership, alongside nursing leadership, will be recognizing the outstanding work of nurses and celebrating their commitment to quality care during National Nurses Week.

    About Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
    The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is one of the nation's largest and most renowned military medical centers. Recently dubbed "The Nation's Medical Center," we represent the joining of the "Best of the Best" in military medicine when National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center came together in September of 2011, to form Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as decreed by the Base Realignment and Closure law of 2005.
    We are comprised of nearly 7,100 dedicated staff members who make it their daily mission to achieve the vision and mission of our medical center. Our vision is to serve military families and our nation's active duty, returning war heroes, veterans and our Nation's leaders.
    We’re committed to operational readiness, outstanding customer service, and world-class health care delivery for our beneficiaries.



    Date Taken: 05.09.2023
    Date Posted: 05.09.2023 16:32
    Story ID: 444397
    Location: BETHESDA, MD, US 

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