Daisy Foundation Partners with Black Nurses Rock

THE DAISY FOUNDATION ™ AND BLACK NURSES ROCK
ANNOUNCE SUPPORTIVE ASSOCIATION COLLABORATION


September 23, 2020 (Glen Ellen, CA) – The DAISY Foundation™ and Black Nurses Rock Foundation (BNRF) announced their mutual support today.


The DAISY Foundation is excited to welcome BNRF to The DAISY Community of Supportive Associations and believes their partnership is a perfect fit to mutually support health equity initiatives including recognizing nurses around the world who deliver compassionate care to the most vulnerable communities. Said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Co-founder and CEO of The DAISY Foundation, “We are thrilled to welcome Black Nurses Rock to DAISY’s Supportive Association community. Their ‘boots on the ground’ work is so deserving of DAISY recognition, and we look forward to announcing the work we will do together.”

Dr. Bruce Walker, PhD, MSN, RN, President of BNR Foundation added “Our Foundation is eager to work together with the DAISY community of associations in recognizing excellence in nursing. The mission of Black Nurses Rock Foundation is to serve and educate the vulnerable communities. Our nurses find great satisfaction by delivering care and addressing the impact of the extraordinary circumstancing created by COVID-19 in the community. It will be a great honor to partner with DAISY to facilitate better recognition, education and more compassionate care.”

About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from Nurses while he was ill inspired the creation of The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary
Nurses, an evidenced-based means of providing Nurse recognition and thanking Nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the Foundation expresses gratitude to the nursing profession internationally in over 4,500 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with recognition of direct care Nurses, Nurse-led Teams, Nurse Leaders, Nurses Advancing Health Equity, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Students, Lifetime Achievement in Nursing and through the J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects, Medical Mission Grants their new Health Equity Grant program. More information is available at http://DAISYfoundation.org.

About Black Nurses Rock

Black Nurses Rock Inc, founded in 2014 by Dr. Romeatrius Moss, is an organization with a focus to foster a positive environment of professional growth and development. They provide support and mentorship to nurses to elevate the profession and improve their communities. As the trusted voice for Black Nurses, they not only facilitate communication, but also act as a catalyst of change, bringing light and life to vital issues. Black Nurses Rock is the second national black nurse organization and represents over 174,000 African American nurses and students from the USA, Canada, Eastern Caribbean, Africa, Japan, and Germany.
More information available at https://blacknursesrock.net/

Coronavirus and Keeping Safe: What you need to know

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Please help the White House Coronavirus Task Force spread the word on keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools, or Commercial Establishments Safe.

Please distribute these documents widely as we work together on this important issue.

Workplace, School and Home Guidance

A Framework for Mitigation

All updated information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As you’ve seen, CMS is amplifying information from CDC as well as issuing guidance specific to the populations we serve. To help you stay up to date on CMS and HHS materials available on the Coronavirus, a virtual toolkit has been posted.  We encourage you to share resources with your members, bookmark the page, and check back often for the most up to date info.

https://www.cms.gov/outreach-education/partner-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-partner-toolkit

 

Drop-in Language For Your Listservs: 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. CMS has released a Virtual Toolkit to help you stay up-to-date on CMS materials available on COVID-19.

 

For more information on COVID-19 visit:

Coronavirus.gov

USA.gov

 

This guidance, and earlier CMS actions in response to the COVID-19 virus, are part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 click here Coronavirus.gov.  For information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.

Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Walker as the 2nd National President for Black Nurses Rock!

VPresident-B.WalkersmDr. Bruce Walker has been a faithful member of BNR for 4 years and a founding board member.

He has over 20 years of experience as a healthcare professional and currently provides consulting services in rehabilitation medicine and hospital management in Louisiana. Dr. Walker started his working career as an Engineer but later realized his calling to the nursing field. In 1996, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and his Master of Science Nursing Degree in 2002 from Southern University. In 2017, he received an honorary doctorate in 2017 along with his chaplain’s license.

Dr. Walker is committed to bringing over 20 years of nursing experience and dedication to Black Nurses Rock. His primary commitment to the innovative and exciting organization is to make himself and his experience available to the Executive and General Board Members as well as to the General Membership.

Dr. Walker’s vision for BNR includes continuing to provide resources and a platform that will enable nurses across the world to deliver healthcare to the most vulnerable communities.