On February 3rd 2015, Chino Valley Medical Center presented the Daisy Nursing Recognition
award to Jane Huang, a Registered Nurse, for her calm and gentle nursing
care. CVMC has recently adopted this international program and had the
pleasure of hosting Vice President and International Program Director
of the Daisy program, Melissa Barnes.
The Daisy Award is a recognition program that was founded in 1999 as a
way to say "thank you" to nurses for the extraordinary jobs
they do every day. The goal is to ensure that nurses understand how vital
their roles are and how deserving they are of respect for the knowledge,
education, training and skill they put into their care. Melissa Barnes,
Vice President and Regional Program Director of the Daisy Program, as
well as Debbie Lewandowski, Healthcare Development Specialist with Chamberlain
College of Nursing, joined Chino Valley Medical Center in honoring their
Daisy award nominee, Jane Huang. "Our profound gratitude for all
CVMC is doing to make Daisy so meaningful. Clearly, their Honorees are
the epitome of what Daisy was created to celebrate! Everything about their
Daisy Presentation was special and I am grateful for the opportunity to
have been able to witness," adds Melissa Barnes. Several of Jane's
co-workers as well as her supervisor were there for the presentation and
they celebrated after with Cinnabon ® cinnamon rolls.
"We were honored to have Melissa Barnes, a member of the founding
family of the Daisy Award, and Debbie Lewandowski, a representative of
the Daisy Corporate Sponsor Chamberlain College of Nursing, to present
our Daisy Award Honoree Jane Huang RN with the prestigious Daisy Award,"
said John Blenkinsopp, Chief Nursing Officer at CVMC. "Melissa's
heartfelt passion for nursing was inspirational to all of us at the presentation
and brings us continued commitment to honor the excellent caring by our
nursing team members at Chino Valley Medical Center. A huge thank you
to Melissa and Debbie for helping make our presentation so very memorable
and inspiring recognition of the Caring Nurses here and around the world;
you really do make a difference."
Jane started her career here at Chino Valley Medical Center in 1995 as
a charge nurse in the Transitional Care Unit (TCU). Prior to working for
CVMC she had already gained valuable experience overseas as a nurse in
several specialty areas. She is currently a charge nurse on the Med Surg/Telemetry
Unit (MST) and has been in that same position for over 10 years. On her
downtime, she enjoys shopping, traveling, golfing, reading, and spending
time with her family and CVMC friends.
A nurse may be nominated for the Daisy Award by peers, physicians, visitors,
patients and families. Jane was nominated by a fellow co-worker who had
the following to say about her:
As a co-worker of Jane's, I see her in charge of a very busy unit and
she is always composed and on top of every detail that occurs on the unit.
She is always calm and collected in a crisis situation no matter how big
or small. More importantly, and the reason I am nominating her, is her
ability to work with even the most difficult of patients and help them
see how the care we are providing will give them the best chance to recover
and be well. Jane is always there with a hand on the patient or family's
shoulder, a warm smile, and even shares a tear or two with a loss. Jane's
compassion and caring is inspirational to us all. I recall one patient
who we all know was very difficult, until Jane helped us intervene and
advocate for her needs. It only took one day to have the patient smiling
and helping us out instead of fighting with us. Jane is a true patient
advocate, a caring and compassionate individual, and a true nurse in every
sense of the word.
Chino Valley Medical Center wants to say a big thank you to Jane for her
caring, compassionate care and contribution to the MST department.