Midwest Region

Tami Griffin

“I am shocked beyond belief for this award”

Tamera Norton

It is very good to be recognized. While performing their job at times many nurses do not recognize that they are going above and beyond. It is nice to be reminded of the big and small differences we can make with each and every patient.

Jill Holmstrom

I am so honored to be a part of the DAISY Award program here at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. Each month having the honor of reading all the nominations reminds me why I do what I do. Whenever I am having a bad day, or an incredibly long day a nurse who won the award or a family who has nominated a nurse will remind me that we are all here for the patients that we care for. To be able to provide this meaningful recognition to our staff is invaluable. We can never thank our nurses enough for doing what they do every day. The DAISY Award is a great way for us to recognize those that have been nominated and have been selected as the DAISY Award winner for the month. Meaningful recognition is vital for employee retention is the DAISY program is an easy and fun way to provide that meaningful recognition.

Kathleen Pepin

As a recipient of the DAISY Award, I wear my DAISY pins school as well as in the community. The queries and smiles shared by those who understand the DAISY mission sometimes catalyze the actions of others who want to go beyond offering boxes of candy to nurses who care for their loved ones. I want to continue to recognize members of this august profession.

Neelam Shrestha
Carrie Myers, RN, BA

"I love being a part of an award that honors nurses for what we do all day, every day. What we feel is so little - means so much to our patients and families."

Kelly Zehr, RN

“It is always an honor to receive a nomination for DAISY Award. It reinforces the "real reason" I became a nurse- to treat everyone with the kindness and respect they deserve. Also, to treat everyone like a mother, father, sister, brother, loving friend, etc-which they are, and seeing beyond the person laying in the bed. My perspective of nursing is not to treat just a "body part", but to treat each patient holistically-body, mind, and soul, and to treat patient's family members with respect and dignity, as well.”

Rachel Massey, RN, BSN, MS-HC, CHCM

“Coordinating the extraordinary work that nurses do daily with every interaction, every encounter, every moment, every time is awesome. DAISY recognition is like a ripple of positivity throughout nursing through recognition and celebrations. DAISY to me a beautiful flower; the core is the patient, surrounded by the many petals of service to each patient all held up by the stem which is nursing supporting the beautiful gift of life. I am honored to represent DAISY it allows my profession to be showcased by the impactful work nurses do and the many lives we touch! Thank you, Barnes Family.”

Pete Gaffney, RN

"Receiving The DAISY Award has affirmed my decision to be a nurse, continually reminds me why I do what I do, and motivates me to further excel in the care I give my patients."

Laura Allard, RN, BSN, EMT -B, I/C

"It is a great honor to be a DAISY Honoree. Having this prestigious award shows that one not only cares for patients but cared for another human being. Not all nursing skills can be learned by reading a book or learning a skill. This award embodies what is means to truly be a Nurse."