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.

March DAISY Award Winners

Samantha Baize, RN, CCU

Samantha Baize is dedicated, compassionate, and skilled with the patients in the Critical Care Unit. The example that best comes to mind is when she told me that she picked up an extra shift the following day to continue to provide end-of-life care for a patient. This is perfect representation of the compassionate and dedicated care that she provides to all her patients and their families.


Terri Yafai, RN, Hospice Home

Terri is committed to patients, family, and staff. She is passionate about what she does and her obvious love of hospice is evident in her everyday approach. Terri wants to continually improve the hospice home on all levels; open to new ideas and moving forward. When needed, Terri works in whatever capacity she may be needed at the time – admission nurse, educator, staff nurse, or supervisor. Terri is a pleasure to work with and have as part of the team.


Previous Winners

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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