Congratulations to Barbara Anglim, R.N., Hospice, for being this month’s DAISY Award winner. The family member of a patient nominated Barb for her care and compassion. Barb’s nomination reads, in part: Barb Anglim was my Aunt’s hospice nurse on two separate occasions. During this period, she had developed a special bond with my aunt and with her family. When it became apparent that my aunt required the support of hospice again, we requested Barb to be her nurse. The day my aunt died, Barb came over on her day off to handle all the final details. She easily could have allowed another nurse to do this; instead, she chose to be here. She was not just a nurse doing her job but a truly knowledgeable and compassionate nurse who cared about my aunt and her family, thus making her an outstanding role model and worthy of the DAISY Award.
Kudos to Medical Staff Services for CME survey
Congratulations to the Medical Staff Services Department, which aced its re-accreditation survey recently for the Continuing Medical Education program for physicians. The survey, conducted by the Missouri State Medical Association on behalf of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), typically is made every four years. This year, the department was awarded “Accreditation with Commendation,” the highest score possible. Not only does this score recognize an excellent program, it also means that Medical Staff Services is permitted six years until the next survey. Congratulations to everyone in the department, especially Joanie Wyatt, CME Coordinator, for this extraordinary accomplishment.