During Garrett Regional Medical Center’s (GRMC) annual employee recognition ceremony, Gina Artice, RN-BC, received the hospital’s quarterly DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®. Artice, who is a Cancer Nurse Navigator, was nominated for providing patients and their families with outstanding care.
“Gina is being recognized for her continued effort to go above and beyond when caring for our patients and their families,” said Kendra Thayer, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at GRMC. “The heartfelt nomination submitted in her honor is a sentiment felt throughout the hospital. She is an asset to GRMC and the patients she works with.”
Artice has been a nurse at GRMC for over 20 years. In 2016 she began working in The WVU Cancer Institute, James & Shirley Bailey Regional Cancer Center where she created the Cancer Navigator program. The program, which Artice oversees, offers additional guidance and support to cancer patients and their loved ones. The DAISY award was presented to Artice in recognition of the hard work and dedication she has given the program and its patients. As a DAISY honoree, she received an “Extraordinary Nurse” certificate of commemoration, a DAISY Award pin and a sculpture that represents a healer’s touch.
The DAISY Award program at GRMC launched in 2018 and was created by the Daisy Foundation with the mission of recognizing the extraordinary, compassionate care that nurses provide patients and families every day. More than 2,000 health care organizations nationally participate in the award program. A selection committee comprised of GRMC nurses reviews the nominees through a blind selection process and scores each nominee based upon a scoring rubric sanctioned by the Daisy Foundation. GRMC recognizes a DAISY recipient on a quarterly basis. Nurses may be nominated by patients, patient families, or colleagues. Forms are available on GRMC’s website at https://www.grmc-wvumedicine.org.