Friday, August 3, 2012

‘Extraordinary’ nurse wins national award

Marvin ‘Mouse’ Miles recognized for service

Express Staff Writer

St. Luke's Wood River nurse Marvin "Mouse" Miles has become the first St. Luke's nurse to receive the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

The award is given by the Glen Ellen, Calif.,-based DAISY Foundation, which also awards grants for nursing research.

"I'm thrilled!" Miles said.

Miles helped initiate the outpatient infusion program at St. Luke's Wood River. This program allows patients, including second-home owners and visitors, to take chemotherapy and other infusions at St. Luke's, thus allowing them to enjoy the Sun Valley area without having to drive long distances for treatment.

"I feel fortunate to have been involved in the startup of the infusion room services," Miles said. "This allowed me to develop very personal relationships with my patients.

Miles will be presented a certificate commending her for being an "Extraordinary Nurse" and will be given a hand-carved sculpture called "A Healer's Touch," made by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.

"Her compassionate care exemplifies the kind of nurse that our patients, their families and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model," states a St. Luke's news release.

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