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Nurse Mentor Recognized for Excellence

Angela Bumpus, RN, is the latest DAISY Award recipient who has been recognized for excellence in nursing at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ). Bumpus works in The Baby Place® and has been employed with the hospital since 2013.

DAISY Award recipients are selected monthly by patients, staff colleagues or administrators for their outstanding nursing service, commitment, leadership and compassion. In Bumpus’s case, she was nominated by an Everest University nursing student who was shadowing her. The student wrote in her nomination that “Angie has given me a wonderful clinical experience. I was very comfortable and felt like I was part of the FHZ team. I cannot say thank you enough to Angie for taking me under her wings. She is a nurse who not only practices compassion at the bedside, but also follows the recommended best practices in the nursing profession. She is a wonderful nurse and a phenomenal preceptor!”

The DAISY Foundation was formed in January 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. When their son Patrick was ill, the Barnes family was in awe by the skill, care, and compassion of his nurses. They created The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in 2001 to say thank you to nurses around the country. The Barnes’ family also felt that nurses are deserving of society's respect and recognition.

About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is an award winning 149-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County. It is a proud member of the Adventist Health System, providing a legacy of health and healing for more than 150 years. The hospital offers the only comprehensive cardiovascular program in East and Central Pasco County, including open heart surgery and valve repair. Equipped with eight technologically advanced surgical suites, the hospital provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical services including, but not limited to general, orthopedic, endoscopic, gynecology, urology, cardiovascular and robotic procedures. The Women’s Health Center at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills provides gynecology, urology, pelvic floor health, obstetrics and breast care through the Simpson Breast Health Center. And, the hospital’s newly renovated ER delivers emergency medical care 24/7 with a fast track suite for minor emergencies. Other programs and services include a Wellness Center, Wellness Spa, Center for Wound Healing, Bone and Joint Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Imaging. To learn more visit