Asheville VA medical center nurse wins Daisy award

Daisy winner Paul Adams. Photo submitted

Press release from Charles George VA Medical Center:

The Charles George VA Medical Center congratulates Paul Adams, LPN, in the Community Living Center, for receiving the DAISY Award for outstanding nurses for the month of January. Established in 1999 by the DAISY Foundation, the award honors nurses who go “above and beyond” and make extraordinary differences in patients and their families’ experiences in healthcare.

Ashely Sitton, the Charles George VAMC Chairperson for the Nursing Recognition Council said, “The award recognizes the extraordinary efforts nurses perform day in and day out to meet the needs of patients. Paul goes the extra mile to make our Veteran’s in the Community Living Center feel at home, whether it is helping them to relive their past, or being their friend in a time of need. We are proud of the integrity, compassion, and care he delivers to his patients every day.

Adams said he was honored to receive the award and strives to exceed the expectations of the Veterans he serves.

“My job here is to create an atmosphere pleasant to the Veteran every day. I have heard hundreds of testimonies of heroism, bravery, and selfless acts all for our country. This makes me so privileged to care for these incredible heroes.”

Dave Przestrzelski, the Associate Director, Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive, says the award gives staff the opportunity to be recognized among their peers.

“The Daisy Award is special not only because it recognizes members of our staff for those special moments of caring that are so much a part of what we do as nurses, but also because our Daisy winners are published to the international website alongside their peers from prestigious healthcare organizations around the world.”

Charles George VAMC would also like to congratulate all of the previous Daisy Award recipients:

·         Gabriel Inton, Hospice Unit

·         Patrick Hefner, Emergency Room

·         Lola Powell, Cardiac/Oncology Unit

·         Kim Evans, Medical ICU

·         Cynthia Phillips, Cardiac/Oncology Unit

·         Sabrina Reed, Cardiac/Oncology Unit

·         George Romero, Medical ICU

·         Chris Morrow, Cardiac/Oncology Unit

·         Michael Evans, SWAT

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