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Kolb earns DAISY Award at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital
Kolb Daisy Award PVCH 2024
Jeannie Kolb, second from right, recently was honored with the DAISY Award for her nursing skills at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. Others helping her celebrate the recognition, from left to right, are: Kolb’s daughters, Summer Snyder, Devri Viegra and Tabatha Snyder, along with Cindy Burton, PVCH director of nursing.

LARNED — Jeannie Kolb “loves” having the opportunity to care for patients and believes the best place to share her passion for nursing is Pawnee Valley Community Hospital (PVCH).

Kolb recently was recognized for her nursing skills by earning the DAISY Award, which honors extraordinary nurses locally, nationally and internationally.

“I am in the right place because after every shift, I feel a sense of gratitude from my patients,” Kolb said. “I have a drive to improve a patient’s situation. Oftentimes, it is the little things that make a significant difference; a simple touch or smile means a lot.

“I love to see that our care here at the hospital can make a positive change in someone’s life. This is what keeps me going every day.”

Kolb, longtime Larned resident, has more than 25 years of nursing experience and cares for patients in Special Nursing Services. This includes treatments such as IV therapy, wound care, blood transfusions, catheter management and assessing central lines for blood draws.

When she is needed, Kolb also works in pre-op and fills in for the charge nurse, which involves Acute Care and the Emergency Department.

Kolb acknowledged she was surprised by the DAISY nomination, which came from a patient who was receiving long-term antibiotics and daily dressing changes for many weeks.

“I am honored and grateful for the nomination and the award,” Kolb commented. “It is gratifying to know that our patient care is appreciated. It is what we do every day. The whole nursing team deserves the DAISY Award. To work alongside these compassionate and professional nurses, doctors and other staff at PVCH is incredibly rewarding.

“As a team, we do make a difference and take pride in our patient-centered care,” she continued. “I love being part of this skilled team that has one goal in mind – to collaborate with one another to provide high-quality health care.”

The PVCH Family Advisory Council sponsors the DAISY Award each year.

Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, 923 Carroll in Larned, is a 25-bed facility, offering many services not typically available in a smaller facility. Included are 24/7 emergency care; acute, skilled and specialized nursing; surgery; high-tech imaging and laboratory tests; wound care; rehabilitation; and sleep and diagnostic center. PVCH Family Medicine provides the full range of family-medicine services; physician-assisted weight loss; and women’s health services. The hospital’s number is 620-285-3161; the clinic’s number is 620-804-6007.