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Piedmont Newnan nurse wins DAISY Award
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Piedmont Newnan nurse wins DAISY Award

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Peggy Troyer, a nurse in Surgical Services at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, has been named the winner of the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The recognition is part of a national program honoring nurses for their clinical skills and compassionate care for patients and their families.

Troyer was nominated as a result of her care of a patient who had received a devastating diagnosis. Troyer was drawn to tears by the patient’s situation and visited daily, even on her days off, to offer her support.

“Peggy is a fine example of the type of nurse we have working here at Piedmont Newnan Hospital,” said Jason Smith, vice president and chief nursing officer at Piedmont Newnan. “Nurses are everyday heroes and the DAISY Award is an important way to let our nurses know their work is highly valued.”

Troyer joins an elite group of 16 nurses at Piedmont Newnan Hospital who have received the DAISY Award since the hospital adopted the program in 2013. Nurses can be nominated for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses by colleagues, physicians, patients and visitors. Honorees are chosen monthly by a selection committee.

The DAISY Award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., 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 (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System). 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’s families.

To nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, visit piedmontnewnan.org.

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