FirstHealth February 2018 DAISY Award Winner

Jodi Cole (center in scrubs), R.N., has been recognized as the February 2018 DAISY Award Winner for FirstHealth of the Carolinas. Pictured with Cole from left are Beth Hutchinson, R.N., administrative director, FirstHealth Women and Children’s; Deana Kearns, R.N., MSN, administrative director of clinical practice and medical nursing; and Karen Robeano, R.N., DNP, chief nursing officer of FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

Jodi Cole, R.N., has been recognized as the February 2018 DAISY Award Winner for FirstHealth of the Carolinas.

Cole is employed by FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital and works in Labor & Delivery in the Women and Children’s department. Cole was nominated by a patient’s family who described Cole as “superb, efficient and compassionate,” and “an asset to women’s services and the FirstHealth organization.”

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established by the Daisy Foundation, a not-for-profit, based in Glen Ellen, Calif. The foundation was started by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patients’ families. Today, there are more than 2,800 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 17 other countries honoring their nurses with the DAISY Award.

FirstHealth of the Carolinas recognizes an extraordinary nurse each month, and has since 2014. For more information on the DAISY Award, or to nominate a deserving nurse, visit www.firsthealth.org/daisy.

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