By Portia Williams
RUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) has awarded its inaugural DAISY Award to Pamela Workman, BSN, RN who works in OLBH’s Pediatrics Department.
According to OLBH, the DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. The award honorees consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in the nursing community.
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. As a DAISY Award partner, OLBH will recognize one of its nurses with this special honor every other month.
Workman said she felt honored to receive the Daisy Award, and is appreciative to her employer and co-workers.
“It was a very nice surprise, and quite an honor that my co-workers, and my employer that thought I deserved the award. It is a great place to work, and I have the best co-workers,” Workman said.
Workman is a nurse in OLBH’s Pediatrics Department. She has been an employee of OLBH for seven years and a nurse for three. She received her associate’s degree in nursing from Ashland Community and Technical College and earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind. Workman is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing education at Indiana Wesleyan, and resides in Ashland.
Workman said she enjoys nursing, and that it is a very rewarding profession.
“It is very rewarding. I have a wonderful opportunity to work with children, to assist them in different capacities, and it is something that I have wanted to do for a very long time,” she said.
The DAISY Award originated from The DAISY Foundation. The foundation was formed in November 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. The Foundation, in Barnes’ memory, was established to express gratitude to nurses for the work they do for patients and their families every day.
For more information about The DAISY Foundation, visit daisyfoundation.org. For information concerning OLBH, visit olbh.com or call the OLBH CareLine at 606- 833-CARE (2273).
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