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Martinsburg VA Medical Center DAISY Recipient

February 12, 2019

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Diane Shipe-Clopton, a licensed practical nurse with the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC), working in the Community Living Center A (The Lighthouse) is the latest recipient of the DAISY Foundation Extraordinary Nurse Award.

Shipe-Clopton was nominated for the DAISY award by a co-worker. “I cannot express enough gratitude to Diane for how she handled a difficult event that happened on the unit,” said the co-worker. “She was so sympathetic and kind to this Veteran’s family and took time to answer all their questions.”

“She is a role-model nurse who always takes her job serious in providing excellent and compassionate patient care to our Veterans in the Community Living Center,” said Sandy Sullivan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, associate director, patient care services. “We are grateful to have her on our team.”

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.