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DAISY Awards to Honor Extraordinary Nurses at Children's Hospital

January 30, 2006

Six nurses at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center are being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the inspirational everyday efforts of nurses.

Six nurses at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center are being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the inspirational everyday efforts of nurses.

The awards presented today at Children’s Hospital are sponsored by Barbara Murdoch Perra, RN, of the Special Procedures Unit at University of Washington Medical Center.

Each quarter, six nurses will be selected to receive the DAISY Award by Children’s Hospital’s DAISY Award subcommittee of staff RNs and managers.

Each honoree will receive a certificate commending them for being an “Extraordinary Nurse” at a presentation before colleagues, physicians, patients and visitors. Award recipients will also receive a sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe of Zimbabwe.

Children’s Hospital nurses selected to be the first to receive this award are:

  • Sue Prueitt, RNC, AD, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Esther Cook, RN, BSN, Surgical Unit
  • Zuzi Adamik, RN, BSN, Surgical Unit
  • Karen Dunn, RN, BSN, Dialysis
  • Denise Kruml, RN, BSN, Children’s Consulting Nurses
  • Mandy Kippen, RN, BSN, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

You may nominate a nurse for this award by using our online form.

About the DAISY Foundation

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

About Seattle Children's Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org.

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