NASHVILLE, Tennessee—March 21, 2017—HealthTrust Workforce Solutions® is proud to announce that it has joined the not-for-profit DAISY Foundation as a participating organization. The DAISY Foundation is an international organization that recognizes extraordinary nurses and celebrates the passion and compassion they demonstrate in healthcare settings every day.
In advancing the charter of the Foundation, Workforce Solutions is accepting nominations for nurses who have demonstrated a meaningful impact on a patient or family. HealthTrust will recognize nurses regularly by presenting DAISY Foundation Awards. Each honoree will be recognized at a ceremony at her/his facility and will receive a certificate, a DAISY lapel pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled, Healer’s Touch.
“Our participation in the DAISY Foundation reflects our deep-rooted commitment to caregivers and quality patient care by recognizing nurses who demonstrate not only extraordinary clinical skills, but compassion in the care they provide to patients and their families each and every day,” said Paula Phillips, Vice President of Clinical Operations at HealthTrust Workforce Solutions. “Acknowledgement and appreciation bring satisfaction to the work nurses perform every day, which leads to better retention and superior patient experiences,” said Phillips.
More than 2,500 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 14 countries participate in the DAISY Award program. An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, the DAISY Foundation was formed in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). During Barnes’ eight-week hospitalization, his family experienced the best in nursing care and compassion provided not only to the patient, but to everyone in his family.
About HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, an affiliate of HealthTrust, delivers proven workforce strategies at hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide–aimed at improving employee satisfaction, patient satisfaction and workforce efficiencies. It is a trusted advisor on enterprise-wide workforce strategies and assessments; the nation’s largest provider of healthcare managed staffing program solutions; the seventh largest provider of clinical and non-clinical healthcare staffing and recruiting services; and an innovator in educational services designed to bridge the nursing shortage gap. With access to more than 200,000 jobs at the nation’s top-performing hospitals, HealthTrust Workforce Solutions empowers thousands of clinicians each year to deliver exceptional patient experiences. For more information, visit healthtrustpg.com/workforce.
HealthTrust (Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total spend management advisory solutions that leverage our operator experience, scale and innovation. HealthTrust (http://healthtrustpg.com) serves over 1,600 acute care facilities and members in more than 26,000 other locations, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. On Twitter@healthtrustpg.
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