The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Allegiance Health is proud to be a DAISY Award partner, recognizing our nurses with this special honor every month.
Each DAISY Award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit. To nominate a nurse, please complete this form.
Latest DAISY Award Winners
Linda LaRoe, RN, is an invaluable member of our Home Care team whether visiting patients, assisting new staff, working with our computer documentation system, or assisting with Supply Link. For example, Linda was instrumental in the education and competency of the staff during the implementation of new processes. Linda is Home Care's “Jack of All Trades” and a genuine asset to the organization.
Natashia Neill, RN, is a good listener, keeps her patients informed and provides excellent care. She also helps patients feel comfortable. For example, when one of her patients was nervous prior to his surgery, she took extra time to reassure him and calm his nerves. He was so appreciative, the next time he was in town, he and his wife came back to the hospital to thank Natashia and give her a hug.
- May: Jane Hudecheck, RN, Cardiovascular Recovery Unit and Emily Withrow, RN, 6 South East Renal Oncology Unit
- April: Julie Rose, RN and Sandy Saxton, RN
- March: Jack Bagby, RN and Rosalie Williams, RN
- February: Alan Meinke, MSN, RN, CRNA and Jeanne Walker, BSN, RN, CDE
- January: Becky Boyce, RN and Sheryl Funston, RN
- December: Brian Kessman, RN and Katie Saja, RN
- November: Libby Hertzfeld, BSN, RN, Labor & Delivery and Tess Powell, RN, Cardiac Universal Bed Unit
- October: Allison Hall, RN, Medical/Surgical Unit and Jaymi Miller, LPN, Allegiance Home Health
- September: Debra Johnson, RN, Medical/Surgery Unit and Jolene Shannon, RN, Outpatient Surgical Center
- August: Camille Wilkinson, RN, Allegiance Hospice Home and Kelly Niezurawski, RN, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
- July: Cathy Camburn, RN, Outpatient Infusion Therapy and Stacy Dewitt, RN, Oncology
About the DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 from complications of an auto-immune disease. During his eight-week hospital stay, Patrick’s family was impressed by the care and compassion his nurses provided, not only to him, but to everyone in the family. They created the DAISY Award in Patrick’s memory to recognize those nurses who make a big difference in the lives of so many people.
To learn more about the program, please visit DAISYfoundation.org.