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Flaget Memorial Hospital honors employees with Daisy, Rose Awards

By NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Friday, March 15, 2019 — Flaget Memorial Hospital has named its Daisy and Rose Award winners for the fourth quarter of 2018.

The Daisy Award is a nationwide program that celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Flaget Memorial Hospital is proud to be a Daisy Award Partner, recognizing a nurse with this special honor every quarter.

Tabitha Thompson, RN, Flex Team, received the Daisy Award.

From left, Josh Wethington, RN, Director of Nursing; Jennifer Parkerson, RN; Kami Poole-Warder, Chief Nursing Officer; Tabitha Thompson, RN, DAISY Award Honoree; Stephanie Brockman, RN, Nursing Supervisor; Meagan Adams, RN; Travis Bowers, RN; Kristen Ryan, RN; Emily Dever, RN; Brittany Rye, CNA.

 

“Tabitha went above and beyond to make sure I was as comfortable as possible and explained everything she was doing,” said the patient. “She did an amazing job and has an amazing heart.”

Thompson received a certificate, Daisy Award pin, a hand-carved stone sculpture and a bouquet of daisies.

Carolyn Lucas, the patient access lead, was named recipient of the Rose Award.

Similar to the Daisy Award, the Rose Award is a program that honors Flaget Memorial Hospital’s non-nursing personnel. The Rose Award, short for Recognition of Service Excellence, celebrates unsung heroes who work tirelessly to provide the best possible service. This quarter, two co-workers at Flaget Memorial Hospital nominated Lucas for the Rose Award.

From left, Kami Poole-Warder, Chief Nursing Officer; Kara Collins, Patient Access Manager; Netta Nusz, Quality Risk & Safety Manager; Laura Giardina, Patient Access Rep; Laura Snow, Patient Access Rep; Heather Hill, Patient Access Rep; Carolyn Lucas, Patient Access Lead & Award Recipient; Jax Johnson, Patient Access Rep; Bailey Logsdon, Patient Access Rep; Diane Edelen, Patient Access Rep; Katie Ball, Scheduler; Jennifer Nolan, President; Carla Hardin, Patient Access Rep.

 

“She is the glue that holds the department together,” said one co-worker. “She always makes sure everyone is taken care of. She truly is an amazing person and team lead.”

Another co-worker said, “She spends countless hours to cover a lot of areas in Patient Access. She is very dependable, reliable and knowledgeable of this area, and is a hard worker.”

Lucas was honored with a certificate, Rose Award pin, a hand-sculpted basket from Uganda and a bouquet of roses to display in her department.

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