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November 11-- Amanda Montford, a Registered Nurse at Meadows Regional Medical Center Labor, received the October DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

“I am so proud of Amanda, “said Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Jeffrey Harden. “Her keen assessment skills likely saved the life of a newborn infant. Because of her, that family gets to celebrate the first birthday and hopefully, many more to follow. She is an asset to the organization and community.”

Montford has been employed with Meadows Regional Medical Center for six years and currently resides in Vidalia.

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.

daisynov19(L-R)  Vice President of Physician Enterprise Mid McCain; Assistant Vice President of Quality and Process Improvement Robert Lummus; Assistant Vice President of Post-Acute Care Johnny Carroll; Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations/Information Services Mike Hagan; Chief Operating Officer James Nixon; Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Jeffrey Harden; Labor and Delivery RN Amanda Montford; CMO/Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Karen McColl; Chief Financial Officer Tony O’Steen; President & CEO Alan Kent; Director of Women’s Services Heather Hooks.