Brianna West Receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at EGRMC

Brianna West, RN, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

West was a registered nurse at EGRMC for just over four years and received multiple nominations for the award, including peers and several patients in the ICU.

Describing his experience with West, one nominee said: “Your thoughtful care helped me and my daughters through the difficult times as we were counseled and finally accepted that our daughter, mother and my life partner would most likely never wake up. Bri was outstanding and truly the embodiment of the ideal nurse; so caring, so kind, so attentive to ours and my wife’s. She became our angel. Bri is truly an ambassador for this beautiful hospital.”

Another patient advocate added: “Her kindness, honesty and compassion towards my mother and family at this difficult time make Bri a wonderful addition to our family. We will never forget her care not only for our mother but also for us. A person like Bri helps ease that pain, a difficult task beautifully done.”

“She was very kind, caring, patient and thoughtful. She took great care of our mother and helped make a difficult time a little easier. She often sat with us while she learned about her mother’s life and shared stories to help us through the process,” said another DAISY nominator.

Nurses can be nominated for the DAISY Award by patients, family members and colleagues. The winner will be selected by a committee of the EGRMC.

“We are proud to be among the hospital systems participating in the DAISY Awards program,” said Stephen Pennington, CEO of East Georgia Regional Medical Center. “Caregivers are heroes every day. It is important that our nurses know that their work is valued and the DAISY Foundation gives us another way to do that. “We are delighted to honor Brianna with this award and we thank her for the safe and compassionate care she provides to all of her patients at the EGRMC.”

The DAISY Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died in late 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an autoimmune disease. DAISY is an acronym for diseases that attack the immune system. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses during his illness inspired this unique way to thank nurses for making a difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

To learn more about the DAISY Award or to nominate a nurse for this prestigious award, visit