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Jessica Covington Daisy AwardLeft to right: Assistant Vice President of Quality and Process Improvement Robert Lummus; Chief Nursing Officer Jeffrey Harden; PCU RN Jessica Covington; Inpatient Clinical Supervisor Candace Floyd; President & CEO Alan Kent.August 5--  Jessica Covington, Meadows Regional Medical Center PCU RN, received the July DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Wednesday, July 17.

The Daisy Award was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The family noticed that during the course of Patrick’s illness the extraordinary care he received from nurses made a difference not only in his health but his personal well-being. The family wanted to recognize the extraordinary work nurses do daily while performing other duties involved in caring for their patients. The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a nationally recognized award that is celebrated across the country. Recipients from Meadows become part of an elite group of professionals across the nation.

“Jessica is an outstanding clinician,” said Jeffrey Harden, Meadows Chief Nursing Officer. “She has served as a mentor for new employees, and always provides high-quality patient care. It is no surprise that two family members noticed her going the extra mile for their loved one in order to make her a little more comfortable. We are proud to have Jessica on our team.”

Covington has been employed with Meadows Regional Medical Center since 2014, and currently resides in Baxley.