DAISY Awards to Honor Extraordinary Nurses at Children's Hospital

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

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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