West Hills Hospital
January 14, 2021

West Hills Hospital honors nurse with DAISY Award

Registered nurse Amalia Edelman receives award for providing exceptional patient care

WEST HILLS, Calif. (January 14, 2021) — West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has honored Amalia Edelman, 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.

Nurses can be nominated for the DAISY Award by patients, family members, fellow nurses, physicians, other clinicians and staff. Amalia was nominated by the daughter of one of her patients.

“Amalia is always pleasant, professional and patient.  She takes the time to explain everything, and keeps the family updated,” the patient’s daughter said. “Amalia goes above and beyond.”

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.

“Amalia embodies the true spirit of the DAISY Award, and we are proud to have her on our team,” said Kelli Wray, CNO of West Hills Hospital. “Amalia consistently treats every patient with tremendous compassion and respect.”