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Jack Ross Receives the DAISY Award

DELAND, Fla., March 16, 2017 – Florida Hospital DeLand recognized registered nurse Jack Ross with the DAISY award. 
 
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care provided by nurses. 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.
 
“Jack is widely recognized by everyone he touches as a kind and compassionate caregiver,” said Debra Allison, Florida Hospital DeLand director of cardiopulmonary and cardiovascular services. “We are so proud of Jack and thankful for the sacred work he does, caring for patients day in and day out.”
 
A patient who nominated Ross wrote that his “compassion, support and professionalism in every aspect of my care quickly transformed my outpatient experience from one of high anxiety, to feeling as though I could easily lose all those cares… His skill and demeanor truly make me feel like the healing ministry of Christ was in the room.” 
 
Ross is a registered nurse in Florida Hospital DeLand’s cardiac catheterization lab. 
 
In 1992, he started at Florida Hospital DeLand (which was then called West Volusia Memorial Hospital) as a 16-year-old in the cooperative health occupation program affiliated, with DeLand High School. He worked a variety of roles until he joining the U.S. Army and was trained as a combat medic. 
 
After serving in the military for seven years, he returned to Florida Hospital DeLand, working in the emergency department, while also attending Daytona Beach Community College and earning his registered nursing degree. Throughout his career at Florida Hospital DeLand, Ross has worked in the progressive care unit, cardiac catheterization lab and wellness departments.
 
In recognition of this honor, Ross received a $200 gift card, a vase of daisies, 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. 
 
His unit, Florida Hospital DeLand’s cardiac catheterization lab, also received cinnamon rolls and a DAISY banner to display.
 
To nominate a Florida Hospital DeLand nurse for a DAISY Award, visit: https://www.floridahospital.com/deland/daisy. 
 
About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand 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. With 164-beds, Florida Hospital DeLand 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 DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org.
 
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Florida Hospital DeLand recognized registered nurse Jack Ross with the DAISY award. From left to right: Florida Hospital DeLand CEO Lorenzo Brown; Ross, and Florida Hospital DeLand chief operating officer Hector de Jesus.