February 15, 2021
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has honored Vicki Batt, 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.
Vicki was nominated by the daughter of one of her patients. Her mother had a heart attack on Thanksgiving Day. She had 2 stents placed and an ablation over her 7 day stay at West Hills Hospital.
“This woman was so amazing to our family. She explained everything my mom went through in such detail for us so that we could understand exactly what was going on,” the patient’s daughter said.
The patient herself was part of the DAISY Award presentation, as she communicated through FaceTime, and personally thanked Vicki for the great care she provided. It was a very touching presentation with the entire nursing team surrounding Vicki and remembering the patient when she was on the unit.
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.
“Vicki is an incredible nurse, and we feel fortunate to have on our team. She embodies the true spirit of the DAISY Award,” said Kelli Wray, CNO of West Hills Hospital.