The DAISY Award at UMC

The DAISY 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 who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses | In Memory of J. Patrick Barnes

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses honors the compassion and care bedside nurses offer their patients every day.

UMC is proud to partner with the DAISY Foundation to honor our nursing staff with this award.

For more information on the DAISY Award and the DAISY Foundation, you can visit their website.

You can nominate a nurse for a DAISY Award here.

DAISY Award Winners

Bailey Smith, RN

January 2023

DAISY Award Winner

Bailey Smith, RN


Jordan Hise, BSN, RN

December 2022

DAISY Award Winner

Jordan Hise, BSN, RN


Adrian Adams

November 2022

DAISY Award Winner

Adrian Adams, RN-BC

3 East

Jacquelyn Perez

October 2022

DAISY Award Winner

Jacquelyn Perez, BSN, RN


Jonni Keith

September 2022

DAISY Award Winner

Jonni Keith, BSN, RN


Brittany McCollum

August 2022

DAISY Award Winner

Brittany McCollum, LVN

3 East


July 2022

DAISY Award Winner

Chris Barbour, BSN, RN

Emergency Center

Joni Holloway

June 2022

DAISY Award Winner

Joni Holloway, BSN, RN


Caitlin Welch

May 2022

DAISY Award Winner

Caitlin Welch, RN

3 West

Aimee Hancock

April 2022

DAISY Award Winner

Aimee Hancock BSN, RN

Case Management

Aimee Leal

March 2022

DAISY Award Winner

Aimee Leal, BSN, RN


Theresa Cockhill

March 2022

DAISY Award Winner

Theresa Cockhill, MSN, RN


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