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Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills Honors Exceptional Nurse

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December 29, 2021
Press Release                                                         
Spokesman: Rob Lee, Executive Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications
(845) 333-2391
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December 28, 2021 – For Immediate Release
Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills Honors Exceptional Nurse
 
Harris, NY – Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, formerly Catskill Regional Medical Center, is pleased to recognize Emergency Department Registered Nurse, Kim Wall, with the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. Ms. Wall was awarded for the amazing care and compassion she provided to the family of a patient. Her nomination illustrated the above and beyond qualities she possesses including kindness, respect and compassion to earn this honor.
 
“Kim is a great example of an extraordinary nurse and we are proud to be among the hospitals participating in the DAISY Award program,” said Chief Nursing Officer Suzanne Lange Ahmed.Our nurses are heroes every day and their work is highly valued by patients and fellow staff.”
 
The Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills Shared Governance Professional Nursing Excellence and Education Committee, led by Registered Nurse Diana Duffy, worked hard to implement the DAISY Award at the Hospital. Comprised of frontline staff and leader advisors, the goal of the various Nursing Shared Governance Committees is to enhance nursing practice and promote direct care nursing involvement in shared decision making.
 
The DAISY Foundation, an international organization established to recognize and honor nurses who make a profound difference in the lives of the patients they care for, created The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses in honor of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 from an
auto-immune disease. His family was extremely grateful for the nursing care he received that they started a Foundation in his honor. For the past 15 years, hospitals across the nation have partnered with The DIASY Foundation to honor their nurses that go above and beyond.  
For more information on careers at Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills visit www.garnethealth.org/careers.
 
About Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills
 
Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, formerly known as Catskill Regional Medical Center, is dedicated to providing quality health care to residents of Sullivan County and neighboring communities at its 218-bed main hospital campus in Harris and at the 15-bed Grover M. Hermann Hospital in Callicoon. Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills is accredited by DNV GL – Healthcare. It is a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus, the Healthcare Association of New York State’s 2021 Pinnacle Award for quality and patient safety and received the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Level 9 Most Wired recognition.
 
Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills’ Grover M. Hermann Hospital, received Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence Award® in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 for emergency care. The Hospital also received Press Ganey’s Pinnacle of Excellence Award for patient experience in its Emergency Department in 2020 and 2021 and was also named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for patient satisfaction in the country by the Chartis Center for Rural Health for nine years in a row.
 
Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills is an Academic Affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is also a member of Garnet Health, the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation, and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills. Garnet Health was recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. To learn more about Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, visit garnethealth.org.
 
About the DAISY Foundation
 
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
 
One day while Pat was in the hospital, he asked his family to bring him a Cinnabon® cinnamon roll plus enough for all the nurses in his unit.  With the help of Cinnabon’s parent company, FOCUS Brands, The DAISY Foundation carries on this tradition by serving Cinnabons to all the nurses in the Award recipient’s unit in thanks for everything they do for their patients and families. Honorees also receive a certificate of commemoration, a hand carved sculpture called A Healer’s Touch.
 

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