Ansley Brantley, Meadows Regional Medical Center ICU RN, receives the April DAISY Award Friday, May 3. Front row left to right: Inpatient Director Blake Kirby; Inpatient Services Clinical Supervisor Candace Floyd; Inpatient Services Clinical Nurse Educator Myiesha McFarlin. Back row left to right: Chief Operating Officer James Nixon; Chief Nursing Officer Jeffrey Harden; ICU RN Ansley Brantley; Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations/Information Services Mike Hagan; Vice President of Physician Enterprise Mid McCain; Chief Financial Officer Tony O’Steen.

Ansley Brantley, Meadows Regional Medical Center ICU RN, received the April DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Friday, May 3.

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.

“We are very proud of Ansley,” said Meadows Regional Medical Chief Nursing Officer, Jeffrey Harden. “Ansley’s connection with her patient truly encompasses the actions that the Daisy Award tries to bring to light. She showed true compassion in a moment that she could have simply not acted at all and it would not have changed the patient’s outcome, however, it made a huge difference in the patient’s experience.”

Brantley has been employed with Meadows Regional Medical Center since 2018, and currently resides in Dublin.

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