Twin Cities Hospital Nurse Receives award
Angela John, RN honored with Daisy Award certificate and celebration
–Twin Cities Community Hospital has announced Angela John, RN as an honoree of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a peer-elected award program the hospital participates in each quarter. A ceremony was recently held at the hospital as a part of the award presentation.
John, who started at Twin Cities as a new graduate in 2008, was nominated by her peer, Donicia Stinson, RN, for, “going above and beyond to meet the needs of her patients and providing excellent care with a positive attitude.” Specifically, John was recognized for calling a book store to find a book that a patient was requesting to read. Since the patient had no one to pick-up the book, John coordinated delivery of the book to the patient.
John is a graduate of the Cuesta College nursing program and lives in Atascadero with her husband and three children. She says she loves making a difference in peoples’ lives and caring for her community.
The Daisy (an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation was started in Glen Allen, Calif., by family members of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. As a way of thanking Barnes’s nurses, his family established the award program to recognize “the super-human efforts nurses everywhere perform every day.”