DAISY Awards

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award was introduced in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who survived Hodgkin’s disease twice before being diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. Patrick’s family wanted to recognize the care and compassion of Patrick’s nurses during his last weeks of life. The award recognizes extraordinary care by nurses across the nation. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital nurses are nominated by patients, families and colleagues to receive DAISY Awards in recognition of exceptional care. Individual nurses are selected for the award each quarter and a nursing team is honored annually.

Meet Our Recent Group DAISY Award Honorees!

 

Neuro Intensive Care Unit

 

 

 

Meet Our Recent Individual DAISY Award Honorees!

Kathleen Saunders, BSN, RN

Labor and Delivery

“My parents couldn’t be present during parts of my delivery, but Kathleen stepped in and never left my side.”

 

Genia Brandenburg, BSN, RN, CCTC

Renal Transplant

“Her loving words of hope and the action she took helped me live again and it spread to others in my life that needed my comfort and help.”

 

Roland French, BSN, RN

Renal Transplant

“Hope is the expectation of good and Roland’s goodness helped me get the transplant.”

 

 

Megan Tinkham, BSN, RN

5 River Pavilion

“Megan was the consummate professional, exhibiting kindness, dedication to her chosen profession and excellence in discharging her duties with compassion and a touch of humor.”

 

Christa Donison, RN

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

“Christa did not stop until she got what her patient needed. She was a true advocate and did not simply accept what the doctors told her.”

 

Danielle Smith, BSN, RN

Special Care Nursery

“Danielle just made me feel special. Her compassion and empathy allowed me to see my daughter really for what felt like the first time.”

 

Becky Schartz, BSN, RN

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

“She loves being a nurse. She is proud of it and never feels she goes above and beyond, but we all see that she does every day.”

 

Barbi Hong, BSN, RN

Cardiac Surgery ICU

“Barbi helped me get through those days with her comforting words. She never made me feel uncomfortable for asking questions and never judged me.”

 

Aimee McCullough, RN

Emergency Department

“Because of these three nurses, a very courageous lady was able to have her father by her side during an important milestone.”

 

Brynne Kight, BSN, RN

Emergency Department

“Because of these three nurses, a very courageous lady was able to have her father by her side during an important milestone.”

 

Catherine Dalton, BSN, RN, CEN

Emergency Department

“Because of these three nurses, a very courageous lady was able to have her father by her side during an important milestone.”

 

Nini Baker, LPN 

Special Care Nursery

“As the mother spent her days at the bedside learning to care for her new baby, Nini was there to care for her as well.”

 

 

Hannah Carr, BSN, RN 

5K

“Hannah made me feel like I was her only priority when she was caring for me.”

 

 

Julia Mangini, BSN, RN 

6K

“Julia was very attentive to our son’s needs and she learned right from the start what his pain signs were.”