Margaret Selfridge was “surprised and humbled” when she recently was recognized with the DAISY Award, which honors extraordinary nurses locally, nationally and internationally.
Selfridge, RN, who has 20 years of nursing experience, has cared for patients at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital (PVCH) for 12 of those years. Currently, she sees patients in the Acute Care and Skilled Care Nursing departments.
“I enjoy seeing patients and families and want to do something worthwhile for my community,” Selfridge said. “In addition, I enjoy collaborating with this great team of nurses. I trust in our leadership and my fellow nurses who play vital roles in making our team successful.”
Selfridge also noted that while the nursing profession demands certain skills and knowledge, “compassion is the extra, powerful gift we can give a patient. When we show compassion, it might lead to someone else passing it on to others in their own way.”
Lynne Gevara, another RN at PVCH, said Selfridge is well known for her compassion. “She is a caring nurse who gives excellent, thoughtful care to each patient. Margaret is focused on patients and consistently takes extra care to address their needs.”
The hospital’s Patient Family Advisory Council sponsors the DAISY Award, which recognizes nurses with a certificate and other items.
The council reviews nominations once a year and selects a winner in time for Nurse’s Week, which was May 8-12 this year.
“We are working to revitalize our DAISY Award Program,” Gevara noted. “The goal is to provide our nurses with more visibility during the year so that our community knows about this opportunity to express their appreciation.”
Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, 923 Carroll in Larned, is a 25-bed facility, offering many services not typically available in a smaller facility. Included are 24/7 emergency care; acute, skilled and specialized nursing; surgery; high-tech imaging and laboratory tests; wound care; rehabilitation; and sleep and diagnostic center. PVCH Family Medicine, 713 W. 11th, provides the full range of family-medicine services; physician-assisted weight loss; and women’s health services. The hospital’s number is 620-285-3161; the clinic’s number is 620-804-6007.