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Trish Bullock, RN, wins OMC’s fourth DAISY Award

Trish Bullock, RN, wins OMC’s fourth DAISY Award

Trish Bullock, a registered nurse at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC), was awarded the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national recognition program through the DAISY Foundation. OMC has partnered with the DAISY Foundation. Jenee Lieruance, APRN, Quintin Adolphson, LPN, and Dona Fuller, RN, were the first three OMC nurses to receive the award.

Rhonda Wake, RN, Charge Nurse in OMC Emergency Department (ED), nominated Bullock for the meaningful difference she made one night while caring for a patient.

“On this night, Trish was the primary nurse for a patient in the Emergency Department,” said Wake. “She was scheduled to go home at 7 p.m., but her patient was very critical and needed transfer to another facility. Instead of leaving and turning over her duties to another nurse, she offered to stay with the patient and spoke to the parents regarding every aspect of the patient’s care. She stayed with the patient because she wanted to see the transfer through, and she had developed a rapport with the patient’s mother that assisted the mother with her concern for the patient.”

According to Wake, “Trish exhibited everything we need in a nurse – caring, compassion, dedication to her patient and family. She delivered very compassionate care and gave her all to the patient. Her shift had been over for four hours, but she stayed to ‘see it through.’”

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 18 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: Connie Schott, Vice President of Human Resources; Tom Keller, President and CEO; Nancy Hertlein, Interim Director of Emergency Services; Kurt Abbey, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer; Trish Bullock, RN and Daisy Award Recipient; Bill Wood, OMC Board of Directors Vice Chairman; Judy Ingalsbe, OMC Board of Directors Secretary; and Jack Bates, OMC Board of Directors Member.Pictured left to right: Connie Schott, Vice President of Human Resources; Tom Keller, President and CEO; Nancy Hertlein, Interim Director of Emergency Services; Kurt Abbey, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer; Trish Bullock, RN and Daisy Award Recipient; Bill Wood, OMC Board of Directors Vice Chairman; Judy Ingalsbe, OMC Board of Directors Secretary; and Jack Bates, OMC Board of Directors Member.

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