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DAISY Foundation Awards

 

About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is actually an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system) During Pat’s 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the acre and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family.  One of the goals they set in creating a foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day.

 

What are the DAISY Awards?

The DAISY awards are an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day.

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony on his/her unit and will receive:  a beautiful certificate, a DAISY award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled, “A Healer’s Touch”. Also, everyone on the unit will celebrate with cinnamon rolls – which was a favorite of Patrick’s during his hospitalization. The Barnes family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a brief moment and think about how special they are and how what they do as a nurse impacts lives.

 
 

Say thank you to an ECHCS Nurse!

Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination by clicking the link below and filling out a nomination form. Instructions on how to submit the form are located at the bottom of the form.

 

Dasy Nomination Form

 

Previous Daisy Award Winners

 2019

Gerri Dominey Jerusalem Yohannes Tuan Le      

 

 Gerri Dominey
 Primary Care
 Quarter 1
 Jerusalem Yohannes
 Utilization Mgmt.
 Quarter 1
 Tuan Le
 K2
 Quarter 1
     

2018

Jamie Corbin  Monica Feiler Jennifer Stahl Brenda Dunbar   Judy Kidwell  

 

 Jamie Corbin
 Golden CBOC
 Quarter 4
 Monica Feiler
 HemOnc
 Quarter 4
 Jennifer Stahl
 ICU
 Quarter 4
 Brenda Dunbar
 PACT Champion
 for Nursing
 Quarter 3 

 Judy Kidwell
 Co. Spgs CBOC

 

 

   Sharon Fons  Dan Halvorson  Nicole Back  Melinda Burnell  

 

 Amanda Lasko
 Aurora CBOC
 Quarter 3
 Sharon Fons
 5 North
 Quarter 2
 Dan Halvoron
 4 South
 Quarter 2

 Nicole Back
 Pulmonary
 Quarter 1


Melinda Burnell
Oncology
Quarter 1
 

 

Rhonda Deines    

 

   

 

 Rhonda Deines
 Co. Spgs CBOC
 Quarter 1
   

 

   

2017

 Semira Alic  Remi-Rose Bernardo  Derrick Loo  Leila Finn  Leigh Rohrig  

 

 Semira Alic
 4 South
 Quarter 4
 Remi-Rose Bernardo
 ICU
 Quarter 4
 Derrick Loo
 ICU
 Quarter 4
 Leila Finn
 4NE/PACU
 Quarter 3
 Leigh Rohrig
 4 South
 Quarter 3
 

 

 Courtney Wimbish  Amy Mertz  Chrys Masuda  Caroline Turpin  Kathleen Woolridge  

 

 Courtney Wimbish
 Firm C
 Quarter 3
 Amy Mertz
 Hem/Onc
 Quarter 2
 Chrys Masuda
 Golden Clinic
 Quarter 1
 Caroline Turpin
 ICU
 Quarter 1
 Kathleen Woolridge
 Co Spgs CBOC
 Quarter 1
 

2016 

 Linda Cook  Mark Haydell  Theresa Williams      

 

 Linda Cook
 Choice Program
 Quarter 4
 Mark Haydell
 Co Spgs CBOC
 Quarter 4
 Theresa Williams
 Co Spgs CBOC
 Quarter 4
     
             
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