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

Libby HertzfeldLibby Hertzfeld, BSN, RN, Labor & Delivery

Labor and Delivery nurse Libby Hertzfeld, BSN, RN, is appreciated for the way she keeps not only laboring moms, but their anxious family members informed and cared for. She anticipates their needs and answers questions with a smile. Thanks to her experience, she’s able to offer mothers suggestions to make their labor faster and easier. Libby also provides much-needed reassurance and support. 

Tess Powell, RNTess Powell, RN, Cardiac Universal Bed Unit

Tess Powell, RN, in the Cardiac Universal Bed Unit smiles and reassures her patients after surgery. Her compassion shines through in her job performance. Tess takes time to make sure her patients understand everything that was going on. Tess's attitude and compassion is a true asset to the hospital. 

Previous Winners

  • October: Allison Hall, RN, Medical/Surgical Unit & Jaymi Miller, LPN, Allegiance Home Health
  • September: Debra Johnson, RN, Medical/Surgery Unit & Jolene Shannon, RN, Outpatient Surgical Center
  • August: Camille Wilkinson, RN, Allegiance Hospice Home & Kelly Niezurawski, RN, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
  • July: Cathy Camburn, RN, Outpatient Infusion Therapy & Stacy Dewitt, RN, Oncology
  • June: Debbie Palanci, RN, AFM North Street & Jamie Veith, RN, Surgical Services
  • May: Ed Riehle, RN, Progressive Care Unit & Vanessa Abi-Saab, RN, ED
  • April: Jenni Sutfin, RN, 7NW & Jean Dobbins-Miller, RN, Home Care
  • March: Samantha Baize, RN, CCU & Terri Yafai, RN, Hospice Home
  • January: Shannon Johns, BSN, RN & Jennifer Austin, RN

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.


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