Med Center Health announces DAISY Award® recipient

Albany, Ky. (April 29, 2019) – Med Center Health has presented the DAISY Award to Christie Coop, RN, who works in Acute Care at The Medical Center at Albany.

Christie was nominated for the award by Rick Savage and his family. “Christie was so nice to me and my family,” Rick wrote. “With a nurse like Christie, it makes it a lot easier to be in the hospital….Christie Coop is a wonderful, caring and professional nurse.”

“Our team is very excited to have a DAISY Award recipient at our facility,” says Laura Belcher, Med Center Health Vice President and Administrator of The Medical Center at Albany. “The Medical Center at Albany is proud that Christie has been recognized not only for the outstanding clinical work she does, but also for the emotional support she gives her patients.”

The DAISY Award is an international program designed to say “thank you” to nurses who have truly made a difference in the lives of their patients. Founded in 1999, the DAISY Foundation was created to honor the exceptional nurses who profoundly impacted the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of medical complications from ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura). DAISY, the award’s name, is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem—the type of disease Patrick suffered from.

Nurses can be nominated by patients, families, physicians, co-workers and anyone else who experiences or observes extraordinary care by a nurse. Each year, a total of six Med Center Health nurses will be recognized with a DAISY Award. Four will be from The Medical Center at Bowling Green and two will be from Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital and The Medical Centers at Scottsville, Franklin, Caverna and Albany combined. People interested in sharing a story of how one of our nurses impacted a life can submit a nomination at MedCenterHealth.org/DAISY.

Learn more about the DAISY Award at daisyfoundation.org.