Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Staff Receives Daisy and Meadows Moment Awards
Meadows Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab employees Shannon Hart, RN Clinic Coordinator, and Rhonda Phillips, Registered Respiratory Therapist, received awards Thursday, Oct. 22. Hart received the October Daisy Award and Phillips received the Meadows Moment Award. The Meadows Moment Award was created to recognize staff members and physicians who are noticed for exemplifying Meadows’ values of compassion, teamwork and integrity. Awards are given to deserving employees for coming up with new ideas, helping coworkers, and other efforts that bring value to the team.
The Daisy Award was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The family noticed that during the course of Patrick’s illness the extraordinary care he received from nurses made a difference not only in his health but his personal well-being. The family wanted to recognize the extraordinary work nurses do daily while performing other duties involved in caring for their patients. The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a nationally recognized award that is celebrated across the country. Recipients from Meadows become part of an elite group of professionals across the nation.
“I was honored to present Shannon and Rhonda with these awards,” said Jeffrey Harden, Meadows Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Offi cer. “Since opening Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab they have helped so many patients regain quality of life. They are both extremely deserving.”
Hart has been employed with Meadows since February 2019 and currently resides in Vidalia. Phillips has been employed with Meadows since March 2001 and currently resides in Vidalia.