Zerbey wins CMH DAISY Award

Cyndi Zerbey, a licensed practical nurse with Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, was named the CMH DAISY Award winner for June 2019.

Zerbey received the award June 26.

According to a CMH news release, Zerbey has been an LPN for 25 years. She started her CMH career at Butterfield Residential Care Center and has worked in the Medical/Surgical Department for 18 years.

Zerbey was nominated by the family of a patient.

Zerbey DAISY

Zerbey

“Cyndi has that special place in my family,” the nomination letter stated. “She saw it a privilege to have held the hand of my dying mother, cry with us and talked to my mom and our family about dying with a level of respect and compassion not many will ever see given. I was thankful for the confidence I had in the care that mom would receive when Cyndi was the one giving it. ... She not only cares and has a love for patients, but she has the ability to love and care for the family, as well."

The release said Zerbey was surprised to receive the award.

"It is an honor and privilege,” she said, according to the release. “It really warms my heart.”

She added her “main focus” as a nurse is “compassion.”

"I think everyone should have compassion,” she said per the release. “My goal is to make my patients and my patients' families feel as comfortable as they can.”

One piece of advice Zerbey shares with nurses just beginning their careers: "Take time and take care of the patients like you would want yourself or your family members to be taken care of."

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes family created the international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

CMH implemented the DAISY Awards in January 2019. Each month, a CMH or CMH Foundation nurse will be presented with this recognition.

Nominations may be submitted online at bit.ly/2vwPyGw.

Rohrs to host book signing

Local author Alvin Rohrs will host a book signing Thursday for his new publication, “Become an Accelerator Leader.”

Alvin Rohrs mug

Rohrs

The event will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Best Western Plus Bolivar, 777 E. San Martin St.

It will feature opportunities to meet the author and discuss the book, as well as to have him sign a copy.

BTC adds radiology class

Through collaboration with Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar Technical College has added a radiology segment into its medical assistant program.

According to a BTC news release, Tarci Main, RT (R) CT, ARRT, clinic radiology training coordinator, CMH Mobile Radiology and IDTF at CMH, teaches alongside BTC faculty to “ensure students gain knowledge in position techniques used in radiology.”

Radiology BTC

Medical assistant students at BTC participate in a new radiology course.

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