COAST CITIES — The Rancho Buena Vista Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented the Community Service Award to member Georgia Nordman.
Nordman volunteers three times a week at a local dialysis clinic. While her husband is having his dialysis treatment, Nordman works for four hours each day adding calm to the hectic clinic healthcare setting. The purpose of the Community Service Award is to recognize worthy local people from a variety of walks of life for outstanding achievements in educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical or citizenship endeavors, or environmental conservation. A DAR member qualifies if the community service performed was unrelated to DAR activities.
Nordman lets the staff know when patients arrive, weighs patients in, and when treatment is over, she weighs them out, up to 40 patients per day.
She also assists wheelchair patients into the treatment seat and back to their wheelchairs when they finish. Nordman is also available to help the patients in the program as needed and calls staff whenever she observes incidents out of the ordinary. She brings warmth with her laughter, making dialysis more bearable to the patients and has saved patients’ lives because of her attention.