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
Debbie Palanci, RN, has been important to the development of the Annual Wellness Visits in our family practices. Beloved by patients, Debbie has helped many receive services that would have been difficult to recognize without the time, thought and personal attention she gives each patient. Debbie's ability to take care of these patients and make them feel comfortable allows our physicians to see other patients, which increases the efficiency of our practice.
Jamie Veith, RN, is a role model for nurses in Surgical Services. While Jamie is considered a leader in knowledge in her department, she constantly seeks more learning opportunities. For example, when she learned of a certification study group was being formed, Jamie signed up and went on her own time. She recently obtained her OR certification. Best of all, Jamie is also a wonderful patient advocate who is willing to help out wherever she is needed.
- 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.