The DAISY Award

Recognition for Outstanding Nurses

EvergreenHealth nurses who go above and beyond in providing compassionate, expert care for our patients are recognized with The DAISY Award. 

DAISY Award recipients are nominated by patients, visitors and staff. Those selected are honored at a ceremony on their care unit. 

Here are our recent recipients; since winners are not notified in advance, their names are not posted until after their ceremony. Click on the link to read their nomination story.


Jan. 2021

Danielle Davis, RN  Critical Care
ICU Team

Dec. 2020

Summer Hopkins, RN  Family Maternity Center

Nov. 2020

Erin Waddle, LPN  Hospice

Oct. 2020

Natasha Forrester, RN  MedSurg

Sept. 2020

Richelle Stuckney, RN  Family Maternity Center

Aug. 2020

Susan Hanser, MN, RN-BC  Clinical Nurse Educator

July, 2020

Lorraine Hodgins, RN  Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

June 2020

Molly Price, RN  Ostomy / Wound Clinic

May 2020

Roxanne Gulstrom, RN  Surgical Services

Apr. 2020

Char Charnholm, RN  MedSurg

Mar. 2020

Haley Pierce, RN  Ortho Spine Neuro

Feb. 2020

Anne Cary, RN  Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse

Patients, visitors, employees or physicians may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out our online nomination form

Criteria for the nomination Include:

  • Makes a connection with patients, families, and peers by building trust and respect.
  • Communicates important information/education needed by the patient and family.
  • Creates and coordinates an environment conducive to healing and safety.
  • Goes above and beyond.

About The DAISY Foundation

Nursing Careers at EvergreenHealth, Kirkland WAThe DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the Barnes family in memory of J. Patrick Barnes (right), who died at the age of 30 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP).

Touched by the remarkable care, clinical skills and compassion demonstrated by nurses during Patrick’s illness, the Barnes family made it their mission to recognize exceptional nurses around the country.