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Chino Valley Medical Center Presents Daisy Award with Vice President of Daisy Program

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Chino Valley Medical Center Presents Daisy Award with Vice President of Daisy Program

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 in the Med Surg/Telemetry Unit (MST) and has been in that same position for over 10 years. In 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 in 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 are 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.