Marysville's Condyles honored with national DAISY award
Marysville's Jodi Condyles was recently honored for her 27 years in the healthcare industry with a DAISY award, a national award that recognizes nurses.
The award is given by the national DAISY Foundation, which was founded to support nurses and the nursing industry.
Condyles has spent 27 years working in private-duty nursing and currently is the location director of Marysville PSA Healthcare.
The nursing business helps provide in-home nurses to children that have medical needs, such as a tracheostomy tube or a feeding tube, said Condyles.
"We take them out of a hospital setting and put them in the home," she said.
"My responsibility over these years has been to hire licensed nurses to go into the home and deliver the same care they would get at the hospital."
She said she was once more of a "hands-on supervisor" but has moved to more of an administrative role these days.
Helping children is a very important role, she said.
"It's an honor to be asked by a family member to take care of their kids. Kids are the most important thing we have as parents, so for a family to ask that of me is very important to me. I take that to heart," said Condyles.
"It's also humbling. As an adult it keeps you centered on what's important and what's not important," she said.
Nursing has always been a "great thing to do," she said.
"Especially with our families, they go through some tough things and they need somebody that will come along side them and commit to them that they'll walk through the tough stuff," she said.
Condyles' co-workers say that she deeply cares about her job.
"You can see that with Jodi it's about doing what's right and making sure these families are taken care of," said Clarissa Huot, scheduler at the Marysville PSA Healthcare.
"She's a very supportive boss," said Monica Wislen, who works human resources at the Marysville PSA Healthcare.
"She works with everybody and wants to make sure we're all content with what we're doing," said Wislen.
Condyles received the award on March 1 during a surprise ceremony
"My two vice presidents from Atlanta came out and wanted to meet with me, which is normal," she said, and led her out of the office for a bit.
"I figured we were just off looking at paperwork," she said. "When I came back and walked in, I was shocked."
Co-workers and other officials were gathered to present the award.
"Everybody's putting daisy chains over her head and she was like 'why are you guys putting daisies on me?'" said Wislen.
"Probably the hardest part was keeping it secret," said Huot. "Being excited for her and not letting her know."
The award recognized Condyles' years of work within the nursing industry, but she wanted to also recognize the people around her as well.
"I want it to be said very clearly that I don't work in a vacuum," she said.
"My 27 years has not just been about me, it's been about all the families, all the nurses I've ever worked with and even my team today. I have a great team of people that have taken on my mission and they feel it and understand it," she said.