Congratulations to Betsy McKelvey, RN for being chosen as the April DAISY Nurse Award winner for Waynesboro Hospital. Betsy is pictured with Sherri Stahl, Senior Vice President of Hospital Services; and nurse managers of Family Birthing Services at Waynesboro Hospital.
Monday, April 30, 2018
The Daisy Award goes to Betsy McKelvey, RN. Congratulations and thank you for all you do! Betsy was nominated by a co-worker for her abilities to teach new nurses coming onto the unit, provide thoughtful advice to both seasoned and new nurses, and her knowledge and extraordinary skills in every area of nursing. Whether it’s hitting a sneaky vein, or finding a playful baby on the monitor, she is never unsuccessful in her endeavors. Betsy has a way of putting nurses at ease and building confidence in giving care independently. She displays the perfect balance of encouragement, firmness, academia, compassion, experience, humility, wisdom, and kindness to be a mentor to every kind of nurse.


What is the DAISY award?

The DAISY Award program was created in 1999, by the Daisy Foundation in remembrance of Patrick Barnes, who was severely diagnosed with the auto-immune disease, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. Shortly after Patrick passed away, his wife, Tena came up with the DAISY acronym, diseases attacking the immune system in honor of her beloved husband. The Barnes family was so inspired by the skill and care they received in Patrick's care, that they implement an award that would thank nurses everywhere.

The DAISY Award was created to help foster nurse retention, which recognizes nurse excellence and the impact they contribute to patients by providing local, comprehensive and compassionate care that goes above and beyond the expectation. Summit Health is proud to partner with The DAISY Award program to recognize the extraordinary nurses in our organization who are nominated each month.