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
Cathy Camburn, RN, Outpatient Infusion Therapy, is known for her diligent patient care and her focus on doing the right thing using Target Zero behaviors. She is a role model for compassion and patient advocacy and is often recognized by patients for her caring heart. When Cathy discovered a new patient was not taking a prescribed medication and was missing others, she took steps to assist. The patient thanked Cathy for helping, noting that he probably avoided another hospital visit.
Stacy Dewitt, RN, Oncology, possesses the qualities of a great nurse—knowledge, compassion, critical thinking skills, teamwork and communication skills. She treats patients like family and is consistently recognized by her patients for her professionalism, positive demeanor and willingness to answer any question. Stacy is also a preceptor. New nurses are so impressed with Stacy’s nursing skills, they want to be like her! We are proud to have Stacy on our team.
- 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.