West Hills Hospital
March 31, 2022

West Hills, CA  — West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has honored Carole Varner, 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. 

Carole was nominated by a Nursing Director at a Ventura County Hospital.  The husband of one of the nurses on her unit was severely burned and admitted to the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital for treatment.  The nomination stated, “She has shown so much love and compassion to the entire family during this extremely stressful and challenging time.  Please recognize this angel and very deserving nurse for caring for him as if he was her own family member.” 

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. 

“Carole is a very compassionate nurse, and we feel honored to have her on our team.  She represents the true spirit of the DAISY Award,” said Jennifer Fitzpatrick, ACNO of West Hills Hospital. 

For more information about West Hills Hospital and its team, visit http://www.westhillshospital.com.