Berlin, Md. Atlantic General Hospital awarded the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing to Iris Hudson, at a recent presentation.

Hudson has been a nurse at Atlantic General Hospital for almost 20 years, and is a charge nurse on the medical surgical unit. Hudson has been a repeat nominee for both the DAISY and Nurse of the Year award. She supports the hospital in caring for the community and serving as chair of the performance improvement/patient safety council.

Colleagues of Hudson look forward to working with her and stated she is a good hearted, kind soul. They enjoy working with her because she is a hard worker and gives all she’s got.

The nomination letter stated, “Iris always does what is best for the patient. She is a valuable asset to the AGH team! She is passionate about patients every time she is here. No matter how big or small the situation is, Iris gets it done.”

The DAISY Award, created by The DAISY Foundation in Memory of J. Patrick Barnes, honors the extraordinary work nurses do for patients and families each day. Hospital leadership brought the awards program to Atlantic General to recognize the compassion and high level of care its nurses provide to residents and visitors of the community.

Patients and visitors can nominate an Atlantic General Hospital and Health System nurse for the DAISY Award at any time. Nomination forms are available in every hospital department and health system physician office. Awards are bestowed quarterly.

From L to R: (back row) Gregory Stamnas, medical director, hospitalist program; Karen Christmas, clinical outcomes coordinator; Christina Brown, clinical outcomes coordinator; Kelly Fox, RN, DAISY award coordinator; (front row) Sherry Whitt, director, medsurg; Iris Hudson, CMS, RN, DAISY award winner; Colleen Wareing, RN, vice president of Patient Care Services at AGH.

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