Caitlin Boddy PVH DAISY Award honoree

Pictured left to right: Laura Waters, Regional Director of Human Resources; Candice Metcalf, Director of Nursing; Kendra Thayer, Chief Nursing Officer, Caitlin Boddy, DASIY honoree, Mark Boucot, President & CEO, and Jason Liller, Emergency Department Manager

Potomac Valley Hospital (PVH) named its second DAISY Award Honoree of 2022. Caitlin Boddy, RN, has worked as a registered nurse for Potomac Valley Hospital for almost 2 years, as a registered nurse in the emergency department.  

Boddy was presented the award during a surprise ceremony that included co-workers as well as family.

“I am very honored to have received the DAISY award, which is so meaningful to many nurses, including myself,” says Boddy. “This award is an affirmation to me that the work we do as nurses makes a difference in someone’s life and is a continual reminder of why I do what I do. I strive daily to advocate for my patients and treat them all with the compassionate care that the family who created this award received and to be recognized for that work is a humbling experience. While I am very thankful for this award, I am grateful for the amazing nurses and techs that I work with who support the same values and make me a better nurse.”

Potomac Valley Hospital recognizes two DAISY award recipients every year. The DAISY award is a national award honoring exceptional nurses. The on-going recognition provided through this award is a reminder of the clinical skills and compassion provided by nurses to patients and their families all year long.

“Caitlin exemplifies the mission of Potomac Valley Hospital, to care for our patients as if they were our own family,” says Kendra Thayer, Chief Nursing Officer of Potomac Valley Hospital. “She is dedicated to providing high quality care every day.”

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses program has been adopted by over 3,400 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing around the world to celebrate nurses for their extraordinary, skillful, and compassionate care. The DAISY Award is created specifically to recognize nurses who go above and beyond in everyday situations. Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and the recipients are chosen by a committee of PVH nurses. The award recipient receives a certificate commending them for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” In addition to the certificate, the recipients receive a serpentine stone sculpture of “The Healer’s Touch,” a DAISY Award pin, and special honoree benefits.

Potomac Valley Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital in Keyser, West Virginia. The hospital serves the community of Mineral County, West Virginia and surrounding areas. PVH officially became a member of the West Virginia University Health System in 2014. PVH provides inpatient and outpatient care, including 24/7 Emergency Department services. PVH employs more than 250 healthcare professionals, including over 50 physicians, who are dedicated to our mission of striving to treat every patient like a member of our own family.