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The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

St. Jude recognizes the exceptional work nurses do every day.

Nominate a Nurse Nominar a un enfermero

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes the special work that nurses do every day. This award program offers patients, families and colleagues a way to honor nurses. The program also increases nurses' job satisfaction, retention, teamwork, pride, organizational culture and a healthy work environment.

The award is given quarterly to outstanding nurses in more than 3,000 healthcare facilities and nursing schools across the United States and 18 other countries. St. Jude is proud to be among those recognized hospitals.

We encourage patients, caregivers and staff to nominate an extraordinary nurse who has exhibited clinical expertise, compassionate care and leadership as an outstanding role model in the nursing community.

DAISY Award honorees personify the remarkable patient care experience at St. Jude. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary, compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

— Mike Patterson, DAISY Foundation Board Member and father of a former St. Jude patient

 

DAISY Award Rewards

In addition to the recognition a nurse receives as an award recipient, the staff on the nurse’s unit will receive Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. The honoree will receive a:

  • Certificate
  • DAISY Award pin
  • "Healer's Touch" sculpture

DAISY Award FAQs

  1. The award was established by the DAISY Foundation, an organization dedicated to the elimination of diseases attacking the immune system. The Foundation was established in 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. After Barnes died at age 33 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), his parents created the foundation to recognize the skills and compassionate care of nurses, including those who took care of their son.

    For more information, go to daisyfoundation.org.

  2. Anyone who has a story to share about how a nurse exemplified compassionate care for a patient can nominate a nurse.

    • Registered Nurses, including research nurses
    • Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs)
    • Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs)

If you have other questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact us at recognitioncommittee@stjude.org

Past DAISY Honorees

  1. photo of Ginny Gully holding award

    Ginny Gully

    Inpatient - Pediatric Care Unit

     
    portrait of Ali Delgado

    Ali Delgado

    Inpatient – IMCU  

     
    Dale Viox

    Dale Viox

    CRNA - Anesthesiology

     
    Haley Alexander

    Haley Alexander

    Surgical Services- Sedation

     
    Kelly Jones

    Kelly Jones

    Surgical Services - Sedation

     
     
     
     
     
  2. Chelsea Conlee

    Chelsea Conlee

    Inpatient - IMCU

     
    Terry White

    Terry White

    Inpatient - ICU

     
    Cara Roberts

    Cara Roberts

    Nursing Care Coordinator

     
    Erin VanStory

    Erin VanStory

    Inpatient - BMT

     
    Niki Yager

    Niki Yager

    Inpatient - ICU

     
    Penny Beckham

    Penny Beckham

    NSS - Anesthesiology

     
     
     
     
  3. Mark Bryan

    Mark Bryan

    NSS - OR

     
    Mary Evans

    Mary Evans

    Inpatient - Leukemia

     
    Mary Lorino

    Mary Lorino

    Inpatient - ICU

     
    Christiana Shields

    Christiana Shields

    NSS - Sedation

     
    Denise Graham

    Denise Graham

    NSS-Sedation

     
    Jonathan Thompson

    Jonathan Thompson

    Inpatient - Clinical Staff Leader

     
    Candace Hightower-Parks

    Candace Hightower-Parks

    Inpatient – Leukemia DNP

     
    Kelse Perry

    Kelsey Perry

    Inpatient – Leukemia

     
    Erica Harle

    Erica Harle

    Inpatient – Solid Tumor

     
    Elizabeth Turner

    Elizabeth Turner

    Inpatient – Leukemia

     
    Leah Gross

    Leah Gross

    Inpatient – Bone Marrow Transplant

     
    Lee Nedra Jackson

    Lee Nedra Jackson

    NSS – Sedation

     
     
  4. Morgan Hayes

    Morgan Hayes

    Inpatient - Solid Tumor

     
    Kimberly Holbrook

    Kimberly Holbrook

    Inpatient - Bone Marrow Transplant

     
    Lilly Rose Johnson

    Lilly Rose Johnson

    ACU - Assessment/Triage

     
    Kallen Kjellin

    Kallen Kjellin

    Inpatient - Solid Tumor

     
    Christie Oliver

    Christie Oliver

    ACU - Assessment/Triage

     
    Samantha Marano Patterson

    Samantha Marano Patterson

    Inpatient - Solid Tumor

     
    Rebecca Pollard

    Rebecca Pollard

    NSS - Sedation

     
    Courtney Sheron

    Courtney Sheron

    Inpatient - Bone Marrow Transplant

     
    Shelly Rae Veloz

    Shelly Rae Veloz

    ACU - Assessment/Triage

     
    Connie Williams

    Connie Williams

    NSS - Procedures

     
    Melinda Wood

    Melinda Wood

    Clinical Research Associate - Pharmaceutical Sciences

     
     
     
  5. Aaron Atkins

    Aaron Atkins

    Inpatient - ICU Overflow

     
    Ruth Basse

    Ruth Basse

    Inpatient - Bone Marrow Transplant

     
    Gay Bell

    Gay Bell

    Inpatient - Bone Marrow Transplant

     
    Sheila Dalrymple

    Sheila Dalrymple

    ACU - Solid Tumor Clinic

     
    Elizabeth Davis

    Elizabeth Davis

    Inpatient - Solid Tumor

     
    Elaine Hale

    Elaine Hale

    Inpatient - Solid Tumor

     
    Andrea M. "Shae" Myers

    Andrea M. "Shae" Myers

    ACU - Assessment/Triage

     
    Kristin Nilsen

    Kristin Nilsen

    ACU - Medicine Room

     
    Justine Rodriguez

    Justine Rodriguez

    ACU - Leukemia Clinic

     
    Shelby Wade

    Shelby Wade

    Inpatient - Solid Tumor

     
    Kathy Youngblood

    Kathy Youngblood

    ACU - Medicine Room

     
     
     
  6. Errma Davis

    Errma Davis

    Ambulatory Care Unit

     
    Tracy Douglas

    Tracy Douglas

    Surgery

     
    Kristen Hayes

    Kristen Hayes

    Inpatient - Bone Marrow Transplant

     
    Heather Havens

    Heather Havens

    Inpatient Departments

     
    Christen Marion

    Christen Marion

    Inpatient - Bone Marrow Transplant

     
    Danielle Pinkerton

    Danielle Pinkerton

    Inpatient - Bone Marrow Transplant

     
    Robin Price

    Robin Price

    Inpatient - Leukemia/Hematology

     
    Renea Shelton

    Renea Shelton

    Inpatient - Leukemia/Hematology

     
    Marielle Slothouber

    Marielle Slothouber

    Inpatient - Bone Marrow Transplant

     
    Kimberly Woody

    Kimberly Woody

    Inpatient - Bone Marrow Transplant

     

    Not pictured:

    Mieka Landry
    Inpatient - Solid Tumor

    Angel Parker
    Inpatient - Leukemia/Hematology

     
     
     
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