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MARTINSBURG, WV -

Karen Calhoun, a registered nurse in Berkeley Medical Center's Cardiac Cath Lab, has named the winner of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the second quarter of 2013.

Calhoun was selected by the hospital's Nurse Work Life Council.

The award was presented to Calhoun during a recent ceremony at the medical center. She received a certificate along with a sculpture called A Healer's Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. 

The DAISY award was established nationally to recognize the efforts nurses perform every day. Nurses at University Healthcare's Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson are being honored throughout the year with the DAISY Award. 

The medical centers' foundations sponsor the recognition.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 in 1999 from complications an auto-immune disease.