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
Camille consistently exhibits excellence in best practice in palliative and hospice nursing care. She exemplifies the Allegiance Standards of Service Excellence by providing compassionate care and creating a high quality healing environment for patients, families and staff. Camille's ability to give consistent, personalized care for each patient is a credit to her integrity and our health system.
Kelly is a compassionate patient advocate who went above and beyond while discharging a patient from the unit. After a patient and wife went to a local pharmacy to have his prescriptions filled, the wife called Kelly to get the prescriptions corrected. Kelly spoke with the local pharmacy and the physician many times over the next several hours. When she exhausted all resources, Kelly followed up with the House Shift Supervisor to arrange a new prescription to be filled by Allegiance Health Pharmacy to be picked up the next day.
- 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.