Madera California, July 13, 2017: Madera Community Hospital Announces DAISY
Madera Community Hospital (MCH) is joining more than 2500 healthcare organizations
across the county in recognizing compassionate nursing care with The DAISY
Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
The DAISY Award, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, was
started in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33
from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing
care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family.
The family wanted to say "thank-you" to nurses everywhere by
establishing a recognition program, The DAISY Award for Extraordinary
Nurses, to honor the super-human work nurses do for patients and families
For several years, Madera Community Hospital selected and awarded a Nurse
of the Year during the annual Hospital Week Celebration. "Each month,
we discharge more than 300 patients, provide outpatient surgery to an
average of 15 patients a day, an average of 3000 patients visit the Emergency
Department each month and 4000 - 5000 patients visit our primary and specialty
clinics each month. Honoring the contributions of only one nurse a year
isn't reflective of the compassion our nurses exemplify every day,"
said Jane Winning, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Madera Community Hospital.
The DAISY Foundation recognition program keeps nursing in the forefront
of care. "We have extraordinary nurses; BSN's, RN's and LVN's,
each is vital in the healing and optimal recovery of our patients,"
MCH DAISY Awards will be presented throughout the year beginning in July
2017. Recipients are nominated by their peers, physicians, patients and
their families, and other staff and administrators. "DAISY Recognition
is an example of all the right going on in our hospital and health system,"
Stell Manfredi, Chair, MCH Board of Trustees. "I can tell you, from
personal experience, no one can say, nurses receive enough recognition,"
DAISY Award presentations are in the Unit and the honorees' stories
will be shared publicly. All nominations are blinded, symbolic of the
transparency and trust among nurses. The nomination form and instructions
can be found at
Additional DAISY Foundation information can be found at
About Madera Community Hospital
Our 106 bed General Acute Care hospital was founded in 1971 by a group
of citizens committed to providing quality emergency and hospital services
to Madera County residents. Today Madera Community Hospital is the County's
premier health system providing integrated care through access to primary
medical service with Rural Health Clinics in Chowchilla and Madera with
22 medical specialties. Madera Community Hospital continues to receive
awards for Labor and Delivery Care, Orthopedic Surgery and is nationally
recognized for excellent patient satisfaction and low hospital acquired
infection rates. Madera Community Hospital is accredited by the Healthcare
Facilities Accreditation Program and earned a "B" from Leapfrog
in April, 2017.
For more information about Madera Community Hospital visit