December 20, 2022
West Hills, CA — West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has honored Jessica Bailey, 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.
Jessica was nominated by an ER patient for the care she provided. The patient wrote, “Nurses are the backbone of this country. Jessica B in the ER made my emergency appendectomy situation not only bearable, but honestly a little fun. She made me feel calm, sang to me, joked with me all while providing over the top care and compassion to what I was going through.”
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.
“We are very fortunate to have Jessica on our team. She is a very kind and compassionate nurse, and very deserving of this award,” said Jesse Roque, Chief Nursing Officer, West Hills Hospital.