Announcing 2020 Cherokee Medical Uniforms Nursing Conference Recipients

Careismatic Brands, Inc, and The DAISY Foundation Announce
2020 Cherokee Medical Uniforms Nursing Conference Recipients

LOS ANGELES – (February 14, 2020) – Careismatic™ Brands, Inc., the world leader in medical apparel and manufacturer of Cherokee® Medical Uniforms, along with the DAISY Foundation™ are pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Cherokee Medical Uniforms Nursing Conference Scholarship Program.

A longtime supporter of the DAISY Foundation, an international program recognizing the incredible work and sacrifice of nurses, Careismatic created this annual scholarship to support DAISY Award Honorees. Each scholarship provides $2000 in financial assistance for a nurse to pursue their licensure, credentialing or overall professional development through conference attendance.

Since its inception, more than 1500 DAISY Award recipients have applied for this scholarship.  The application was open to international DAISY Honorees for the first time in 2020.

After careful review of the scholarship applications and candidates, The DAISY Foundation and Cherokee Uniforms selected ten nurses to receive this scholarship in 2020:

  • Aida Abdulrahman – Al Khor Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation (Al Khor, Qatar)
  • Catherine Eikenberry – Norton Children’s Hospital (Louisville, KY)
  • Amy Fulwood – The Villages Outpatient Clinic – North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (The Village, FL)
  • Jael Holroyd – University of Kansas Health System – St. Francis Campus (Topeka, KS)
  • Alexandra Koszarek – Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin – Froedtert Hospital (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Tiffany La Salle – Riverside University Health System – Medical Center (Morena Valley, CA)
  • Joy Lanfranchi – St. Jude Medical Center (Fullerton, CA)
  • Trixy Schmitz – Nebraska Medicine – Bellevue (Bellevue, NE)
  • Timi Trust – MultiCare Allenmore Hospital and Medical Center (Tacoma, WA)
  • Mary Whalen – John D. Dingell, VAMC (Detroit, MI)

 “We’re proud to support nurses and the important role they serve,” says Mike Singer, CEO of Careismatic Brands. “DAISY Award recipients have demonstrated true commitment to the patients in their care, and it’s an honor to be able to support them in their education.”

Bonnie Barnes, co-founder of The DAISY Foundation, said, “We’re proud of our partnership with Cherokee Medical Uniforms. This scholarship adds to the recognition these DAISY Award recipients deserve, and it means so much to have Cherokee’s support.  And we are excited to have our first international recipient this year.”

 To learn more about the Cherokee Medical Uniforms Nursing Conference Scholarship Program, visit (

About Cherokee Medical Uniforms

Since 1972, Cherokee has been known for comfort and fashion, and its ready-to-wear heritage informs the design and manufacturing of its medical uniforms. Designed to meet the specific needs of nurses and healthcare workers, Cherokee is dedicated to bringing style, personality and industry-leading performance to the millions of people who have dedicated their lives to patient care. Cherokee Medical Uniforms is designed, manufactured, and marketed by Careismatic Brands, Inc.


About Careismatic Brands, Inc.
Established in 1995 as Strategic Partners (SPI), Careismatic Brands is a global corporation with a growing portfolio of emerging and iconic brands across the health and wellness spectrum. The company is also involved in numerous outreach and philanthropic activities to benefit healthcare professionals and the communities they serve. These include the DAISY Foundation, the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC), and Scrubs Magazine. Careismatic Brands' corporate headquarters and design studio are in Chatsworth, California (


About The DAISY Foundation

Created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died after following an 8 week hospitalization, the DAISY Foundation celebrates the extraordinary compassion and skill nurses show patients and their families each day. More than 136,000 nurses, nursing faculty and students, and nurse-led teams have been recognized with the DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nursing. In February 2020, DAISY’s co-founders, Mark and Bonnie Barnes, released Shining the Light on All the Right: Celebrating the Art of Nursing Around the World, which tells the story of the foundation’s inception and growth into a worldwide movement (


Caroline Zelonka
Careismatic Brands, Inc.
Phone: (206) 280-9780

Tena Carraher
The DAISY Foundation
Phone: 404-285-9158