July 29, 2021
West Hills, CA — West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has honored Erika Green, a registered nurse, with the prestigious DAISY Award. This award recognizes extraordinary nurses who make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families.
Erika was nominated by a patient who came to the ER with a history of atrial fibrillation and had 5 previous strokes. He had many wonderful things to say about his stay at West Hills Hospital, but there was one nurse in particular that he was very impressed with, Erika Green. He came in because he had some numbness in his arms and legs and he was worried he might be having another stroke. He said he was scared and anxious, and that he called out from his room, “Is someone there?” Erika came in immediately and was very calming and had a way of making him feel safe. He said that he was extremely grateful for her care. She answered his questions and made him feel less anxious. He said, “She took great care of me.”
The DAISY Foundation and its DAISY Award were established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who passed away in 1999 due to complications from an autoimmune disease. Barnes’ family created the foundation and DAISY Award in recognition of the high-quality care Barnes received from his nurses, as a way to thank exceptional nurses for years to come. More than 4,500 health care facilities and nursing schools now participate in the DAISY Award program.
“Erika is a very kindhearted emergency nurse who goes above and beyond to care for her patients. She truly deserves this DAISY Award,” said Kelli Wray, CNO of West Hills Hospital.