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Martinsburg VA Medical Center

 

Martinsburg VA Medical Center DAISY Recipient

May 16, 2017

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Lisa Burke, is the latest recipient of the DAISY Foundation Extraordinary Nurse Award for the Martinsburg VA Medical Center.

Burke, a registered nurse assigned to the Cumberland, MD Community Based Outpatient Clinic, was nominated for the DAISY award by her co-worker Judy Simson, RN. “Lisa is the type of person that is always thinking of others,” Simpson said in her nomination submission.

Burke has been working in HBPC serving the Cumberland, MD area since 2015. Her team members say they are grateful to have her as part of the HBPC team and that they wouldn’t be the team they are today if it wasn’t for her.

“Lisa is absolutely deserving of The DAISY Award as she consistently goes above and beyond to ensure Veterans and their caregivers’ needs are met,” said Kimberly Green, the medical center’s HBPC program director. “She is compassionate and provides extraordinary service to our Veterans without hesitation.”

The DAISY Foundation award recognizes the extraordinary efforts of nurses on a daily basis. The DAISY Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications from a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease, at the age of 33 in late 1999.

The care received from nurses while Barnes was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. This organization helps to fight diseases of the immune system through funding of nursing research and evidenced based practice projects.

Veteran patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and staff members can nominate nurses for The DAISY Award.