Hilton Head Hospital RN wins DAISY Award

Hilton Head Hospital RN wins DAISY Award

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - A registered nurse at Hilton Head Hospital who specializes in wound, ostomy and continence care was recognized with the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Judy Castner was nominated after standing out for a man and colleague she recently cared for, according to a hospital news release.

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The award was established by The DAISY Foundation, which was founded by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 from complications an auto-immune disease, according a hospital news release. The award recognizes "super-human efforts" that nurses perform each day.

Castner was surprised by her colleagues and earned a certificate commending her for being an "Extraordinary Nurse." She also received a sculpture called "A Healer's Touch," which was hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.

Her unit was served cinnamon rolls from Cinnabon, in memory of the Barnes, for whom the foundation was established. While Barnes was in the hospital, he asked his family to bring him a Cinnabon cinnamon roll for him and all the nurses in his unit, according to the news release.

Cinnabon's parent company, FOCUS Brands, helps the the DAISY Foundation continue the tradition by serving Cinnabons to all the nurses in the award recipient's unit.

Castner was commended for her exceptional care, brought a new focus on skin care and developed a teaching program for new diabetes, patients with ostomies and post-surgical care.

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