Swedish celebrates twenty-two recipients of the DAISY award for extraordinary nursing

February 12, 2015

On Monday, Feb. 9, Swedish Medical Center honored twenty-two nurses who received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, presented by The DAISY Foundation and UnitedHealthcare.

During a special ceremony, nurses received a certificate that read: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.”

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses at Swedish who cared for Patrick. They created this national award in recognition of nurses everywhere.

Swedish is one of more than 100 hospitals nationwide that participates in this annual award program. Each month, nurses are selected by their colleagues and peers to receive the DAISY Award. Congratulations to the following nurses at Swedish recognized this year!

More information about the Award can be found here, and you can view event photos here.

Swedish Ballard

  • Feven Jembere
  • Maryann Parris
  • Meredith Roe
  • Rebecca Swanson
  • Sherry Collins

Swedish Cherry Hill

  • Julian Tenney
  • Leeann Robbins
  • Maureen Tinley

Swedish Edmonds

  • Glenna Gaddy

Swedish First Hill

  • Daniel Otter
  • Jay Mcaffee
  • Jessee Kilgren
  • Kaitlyn Bordner
  • Maret Lambert
  • Nathan Price
  • Shelly Weiss

Swedish Issaquah

  • Brittanny Fitzpatrick
  • Mary Howlett

Swedish Medical Group

  • Deb Cadiente
  • Katie Rupe
  • Marie Valdez