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Lompoc Valley Medical Heart Acknowledges Two Nurses for Extraordinary Care | Information Releases

Lompoc Valley Medical Heart registered nurse Julia Beccia was named the January recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses and Emergency Division Director Ryan Stevens was honored with a DAISY for his position in inspiring a former affected person to pursue a profession in medication.

Each Beccia and Stevens had been acknowledged Thursday throughout a shock ceremony within the Emergency Division by members of the well being care district’s management group and DAISY Nomination Committee, which incorporates a variety of medical and nonclinical workers.

Beccia’s nomination got here from a Lompoc household whose 33-year-old son and brother was rushed to the Emergency Division final August and positioned on life help. Tyler Schooter was handled on the Lompoc Valley Medical Heart and ultimately transferred to UCLA Medical Heart, the place he handed away. His father, Denis, sister Brittany and brother Travis attended the ceremony Thursday.

“Our household was confused and scared by the entire scenario,” Brittany stated, studying from the household’s nomination. “Julia inspired us to speak to him and maintain her hand. She by no means left his facet of him. Each query we had she answered for us despite the fact that we requested the identical questions a number of occasions.”

The household stated Beccia continuously up to date them on their cherished one’s situation and offered emotional help to the complete household till the second Tyler was transferred to a different facility.

“We are able to by no means thank her sufficient,” the nomination acknowledged.

Brittany added, “You performed an enormous position in his probability for survival.”

The household additionally thanked Dr. David Tufenkian and the complete Emergency Division workers for the care they offered to Tyler.

Beccia, who grew up in San Luis Obispo and later attended UCSB, has labored at LVMC for 2 years. She holds a bachelor of science diploma in nursing from California State College Channel Islands.

“I am so grateful,” she stated.

Nurses, she stated, see folks on the worst days of their lives, so “when individuals are appreciative of the care we give, it feels good.”

Stevens, a registered nurse and now director of the Emergency Division and Crucial Care Unit, has labored at LVMC for greater than 11 years. His DAISY award got here from a affected person he helped in 2014 following a automotive accident. The nomination acknowledged that Stevens’ kindness “perpetually altered” the nominator’s life from him.

“He made it his mission to vary my worry into calm, my weak spot into power and my emotions of a wounded sufferer to these of a courageous survivor,” the nomination acknowledged.

The nomination acknowledged that the particular person now not seems again on the occasion as “the day I virtually died” however as “the day I knew for sure I needed to change into a nurse.”

The nominator turned a Licensed Nursing Assistant and is within the remaining semester of nursing faculty in Texas.

“My need to pay ahead Ryan’s present has saved me enthusiastic and motivated,” the nomination continued. “Since that day, I’ve saved Ryan in my ideas with each particular person below my care. I take into consideration how he made me really feel and the way I can share that with one other.”

The nonprofit DAISY Basis was established in reminiscence of J. Patrick Barnes by members of his household and honors nurses for making a profound distinction within the lives of their sufferers and affected person households. Barnes died in 1999 at age 33 from problems attributable to ITP, or Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, an autoimmune illness. DAISY is an acronym for Illnesses Attacking the Immune System. The muse was impressed by the care Patrick and his household obtained from nurses whereas he was unwell. LVMC nominations are reviewed by an inner committee of representatives from nursing, non-nursing and non-clinical departments.

Along with a certificates, Beccia and Stevens obtained DAISY Award pins and a sculpture known as A Healer’s Contact, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.

Extra details about the award is offered at To appoint a nurse at LVMC, Lompoc Well being or the Complete Care Heart, see the nomination type at, below the Sources tab and Affected person Suggestions hyperlink.

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