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Adrienne Fisher, RN, Receives Exceptional Nurse Award


The Spring 2011 DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was awarded on May 11 to Adrienne Fisher, RN, an Emergency Department nurse at Tillamook County General Hospital.

Nominations from hospital co-workers included these comments about the exceptional nursing care provided by Adrienne: A nurse extraordinaire. Like a "most valuable player" on a team, Adrienne brings out the best in co-workers and always leaves patient feeling good about the care they've received. She is always willing to go the extra mile for her patients. She is a joy to work with and is a nurse who can take care of me anytime!

Other hospital nursing staff nominated for this DAISY award include: Megan Davis, Robin Becker, Catherine Hurliman, LaLonnie Hurliman, Kelli Meadows, Brenna Waxter, Larry Hamilton, Linda Keating, Doug Brill, Rose DeBlock, Sara Koberstein, Laurie Sass, Turena Williams, Gayle Stephens, Laura Fournier, Manolita Poblador, Estrella Pillar, and Rich Brainerd.

Fisher, who grew up in New England, received her nursing degree from Clemson University in South Carolina. She and her husband, Seth, who grew up near Portland, Oregon, enjoy the Oregon coast and are delighted to live in Tillamook along with their 2 cats. Fisher was recently accepted by the University of Cincinnati to pursue online graduate studies leading to certification as a nurse practitioner for women's health.

"I'm so glad to have the opportunity to work at Tillamook Hospital, where we have such an amazing team of nursing staff," shared Fisher. "We support each other in giving the best care possible to each one of our patients."

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 with an autoimmune disease. The Barnes Family, awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, created a nationwide award program to express appreciation to nurses. This award is now presented twice yearly to a Tillamook Hospital nurse nominated by co-workers for extraordinary patient care. To date, more than 4,500 nurses from 653 healthcare organizations have received this award.