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Quintin Adolphson, LPN wins OMC’s first DAISY Award

Quintin Adolphson, LPN wins OMC’s first DAISY Award

Quintin Adolphson a Licenced Practice Nurse (LPN) at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) was awarded the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national recognition program through the DAISY Foundation. OMC recently partnered with the DAISY Foundation and Adolphson was the first OMC nurse to receive the award.

Adolphson’s nomination by a peer recognized him for ongoing leadership, putting others first, and excellence in patient safety.

The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who wanted to recognize the skillful and compassionate care Patrick received from his nurses during his eight-week hospitalization. The program is designed to honor the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day.

Now 17 years later, the DAISY Award program is in over 2,300 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 14 other countries. The strategic impact of the program on nurses and their organizations is deep, affecting nurses’ job satisfaction, retention, teamwork, pride, organizational culture, health work environment and more.

To nominate a nurse at OMC for the DAISY Award, download a form at: http://www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com/documents/DAISY_Nomination-Form.pdf.

Pictured left to right: Kurt Abbey, RN, OMC Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer; Angela Nettles, RN, Director 2 North and 2 South; Quitin Adolphson, LPN, DAISY Award recipient; and Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO.

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