LAS VEGAS – Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only outpatient children’s cancer center announced Clinical Nurse Educator Jackie Garcia has been awarded the prestigious DAISY Award recognizing compassion and excellence in nursing care to patients and families.
“Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is the industry standard for providing unparalleled compassionate care to our children and their families” said Annette Logan-Parker, president and CEO of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “Jackie epitomizes our organization’s high standards and core principles and is a shining example of how our nurses make the world a better place for our patients.”
Garcia, a hemophilia-oncology nurse, recently received her Masters degree in nursing education from Grand Canyon University and often volunteers in the community with Make-A-Wish and other community partners. She is a leader and educator at C4K as well as an empathetic mentor and support for the patients and their families.
“The Daisy Award is extra special to me because it comes from the patients and families that we care for every day,” said Garcia. “I’m honored to win the Daisy Award and will continue to do everything I can to make sure our patients receive outstanding care.”
The nonprofit DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he passed in 1999 from complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The DAISY FOUNDATION was established in his memory to express gratitude to nurses and recognize them for the extraordinary and skillful care they provide around the world. The DAISY Award is currently presented in over 4,800 faculties in all 50 states and 28
About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation provides high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure patients are getting the best care possible. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation increases access to specialized treatments that improve patient outcomes. Its Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding-scale basis. No patient is ever turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit www.cure4thekids.org.