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HEALTH BRIEFS: Eastside Medical Center names second DAISY honoree

Leslie Moore, fourth from left, was recently honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses by Eastside Medical Center in Snellville. (Special photo)

Leslie Moore, fourth from left, was recently honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses by Eastside Medical Center in Snellville. (Special photo)

Eastside Medical names second DAISY honoree

Leslie Moore, RN and director of the Wound Clinic at Eastside Medical Center — South Campus, was recently honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Moore was selected based on nominations by her peers.

“I was so surprised and appreciative to receive the Daisy Award,” Moore said. “As the accolades about me were read by Stuart Downs, our CNO, it was apparent to me that I would not be receiving this award if it wasn’t for my entire Wound Clinic staff. Due to their hard work and dedication, I am able to spend time with patients when they need that extra touch or time from someone who cares. I am honored to wear the Daisy Pin and thank everyone for their support.”

The DAISY Award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the extraordinary efforts nurses perform every day. The nonprofit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families, a news release reads.

Each month, a nurse at Eastside will be selected by the DAISY Award committee to receive the honor.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine establishes PA program

The Board of Trustees of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has given approval for the establishment of a physician assistant program at the Georgia Campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee.

The program has a goal of contributing to health care in Georgia by training and placing new physician assistants in the state, through a focus on recruitment of students from all regions of Georgia and the development of a high quality clinical training network comprised of Georgia hospitals, clinics and outpatient offices.

The Georgia program will be developed in phases, to ultimately enroll 30 to 50 students each year at the Gwinnett County campus. PCOM is currently seeking a full time site director who will develop the full program, including recruitment of faculty, filing for accreditation, construction of facilities and the development of PCOM’s Georgia Physician Assistant Clinical Training Network.

County’s first responders receive grant to support trauma care

Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services has received help purchasing emergency medical equipment through a $40,596 grant that was recently accepted by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The money comes from the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission.

The equipment will help ensure ambulance crews have the resources they need at the scene of vehicle accidents and other trauma-inducing incidents.

“This additional funding minimizes the budgetary impact of buying equipment that’s necessary to provide quality medical treatment in the field,” Fire Chief Casey Snyder said. “We’re grateful to the state for recognizing trauma care needs throughout Georgia and providing this generous funding.”

The Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission was created by legislation in 2007. The commission’s purpose is to administer the state’s trauma center network, coordinate the best use of existing trauma facilities to direct patients to the best available facility and oversee funds for system improvements.