BISBEE, Ariz. (May 5, 2015) Patty Miller, RN, is the 2015 recipient of Copper Queen Community Hospital’s (CQCH) Jane Delano Nursing Award. As a nurse working with Copper Valley Home Health, Miller’s care for her patients embodies the qualities that define this award.

Miller received her bachelor’s degree from Marymount College in Salina, Kansas and has been a Registered Nurse for 35 years. She began her healthcare career as an aid when she was in her teens, and has worked in healthcare for more than 42 years.

“I believe healthcare professionals are an illustration to the public on how to live a healthy lifestyle, my goal is to be a good example and encourage people to take personal responsibility for their health,” Miller said upon receiving her $2500 award.

Jane Arminda Delano, whose family history includes Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was the first nurse at Copper Queen Community Hospital, in the late 1800s. She began her nursing career by treating victims of yellow fever in Jacksonville, Florida, and then moved to Bisbee, Ariz., where she nursed typhoid patients at the local copper mine. Delano founded the American Red Cross Nursing Service, and trained 20,000 nurses for service in World War 1. Delano died in 1919, while on a Red Cross mission in France. After her death, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery. In 1982, Jane Delano was inducted in the American Nursing Association Hall of Fame. CQCH’s Jane Delano Nursing Award honors her many contributions to the nursing profession.