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Butler VA nurse honored with DAISY Award

Daniel Miller was honored with the DAISY Award. William Pitts/Butler Eagle

Daniel Miller, a registered nurse at the Butler VA Health Care Systems Community Living Center, was honored by the DAISY Foundation on Tuesday, May 9, for his exceptional work at the facility with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

The initial nomination came from the family of a veteran who resides at the Community Living Center.

“There is a connection…which is comforting to us as we live almost one hour away … he shares jokes that brighten our dad’s day … that is an immeasurable gift to him and us. …It’s a trying time for our family and as we navigate this new dynamic, Dan and the nursing assistant have brought us solace,” wrote the family in their nomination.

The DAISY Foundation was formed in 1999 by the family of the late J. Patrick Barnes to honor the nurses who cared for him before he died at the age of 33 from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

“The kind of work the nurses at the Butler VA Health Care System are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of the DAISY Award,” said Bonnie Barnes, co-founder of the DAISY Foundation.

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