Members of the Advantage Medical Professionals team recently held a ceremony to honor the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award winner for the first quarter of 2021. The award was created in memory of Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in 1999. Inspired by the care he received from his nurses, they created a foundation that would honor the profession for years to come. Currently, more than 4,800 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing participate in 29 countries worldwide.
The award winner Althea Collins, RN, was recognized as the recipient for her heroic efforts in saving the life of a child while on assignment. She was honored at a lunch ceremony in Baton Rouge and was presented the award by AMP Staffing’s Director of Nursing, Angela Totora, MBA/HA, RN. Nurse Collins received a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture titled “A Healer’s Touch.” The winner is also awarded with a gift certificate for Cinnabon cinnamon rolls—a favorite of Patrick Barnes. We congratulate Nurse Collins on the receipt of this award and extend our most sincere gratitude for her heroic efforts.