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Phoebe Sumter announces DAISY, PRIDE Awards recipients

AMERICUS — Phoebe Sumter Medical Center recently honored its latest DAISY and PRIDE award recipients. The goal of these awards is to recognize excellence in the workplace by both nurses and non-nursing employees.
Claretha Marshall, medical records analyst III, was nominated for the PRIDE award for her willingness to go above and beyond her regular duties to help a patient.
“I went to Medical Records to pick up my records and disc. I was in a wheelchair from knee surgery. Ms. Marshall was very nice and kind. She offered to take me over to the Physical Therapy Department as I had an appointment and did not know where to go. She actually took me over and never once made me feel like it was a bother! I feel she went above and beyond her duties in medical records to help me. She deserves to be recognized,” wrote the patient.

Latest PRIDE award recipient at Phoebe Sumter, Claretha Marshall poses with other members of her department. From left are Carol McLendon, supervisor; Melissa Hampton, corporate director, HIM; Marshall; Patsy Ivey, HIM manager; Carol Pressley, senior systems analyst; Jane Gray, vice president, Revenue Cycle.

The most recent DAISY award recipient is Schelly Murray, RN. She was honored for her the compassionate care she provides patients and for always being a team player. Murray was nominated by a patient’s family member and also by her fellow colleagues.
“She does not hesitate to help out a fellow co-worker. She helps out other floors and loves her role as a nurse, which she is extremely good at,” stated a Phoebe family member.
Phoebe PRIDE stands for Person Responding In Dedicated Excellence and recognizes excellence in the workplace by non-nursing employees. The award is presented periodically throughout the year and each winner is recognized at a special ceremony. Patients, family, visitors, employees and volunteers are encouraged to nominate a Phoebe employee when they see a person responding in dedicated excellence.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who 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 Barnes 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.
At a presentation given in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors, the honoree will receive a certificate commending her or him for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The honoree will also be given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.