MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s Nurse Work Life Council named Holly Hovis, a registered nurse on the fifth floor medical/surgical unit, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the fourth quarter 2015.

The award was presented to Hovis during a recent ceremony. She received a certificate along with a sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.  

The DAISY award was established nationally to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Nurses at Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center are being honored throughout the year with the DAISY Award. The awards are sponsored by the University Healthcare Foundation.  

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, California, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. The care he and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Photo caption: Berkeley Medical Center’s fourth quarter 2015 recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses Holly Hovis, RN (left), is shown receiving her award from Samantha Richards, vice president/chief nursing officer at WVU Medicine University Healthcare.

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President for Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223