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Nurse Receives DAISY Award

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 24, 2017 – Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center recognized registered nurse Tara Swank with the DAISY award. 
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care provided by nurses. Swank is the first nurse at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center to receive this accolade.
“I have had the honor and pleasure to see Tara firsthand at the bedside caring for some of the sickest people. She genuinely cares about them and gives 110 percent all the time. Tara’s faith and kindness shines through while caring for God’s people like they are a member of the family,” said a colleague in her nomination form. “Tara is respectful to everyone and is always helping someone, making their day a little bit better.  I am so happy to know her and work alongside her.”
In recognition of this honor, Swank received an award pin, a tote bag, and a hand-carved stone sculpture of the “Healer’s Touch” by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. Her unit, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s emergency department, also received cinnamon rolls and a DAISY banner to display.
Created in 1999, more than 2,400 healthcare facilities in all 50 states, as well as 14 other countries, use the DAISY Award to honor nurses.
To nominate a Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center nurse for a DAISY Award, visit  
About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center 
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, as well as outpatient facilities in Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores and New Smyrna Beach. With 293-beds, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 923 beds and more than 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.  For more information about Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, visit