Daisy Award

October 2017 Recipient—Warren Skinner – Burn Unit

Although we had many amazing care takers while we were here, it was not a difficult decision choosing him as our nominee. He has worked here for many years, but he's still understanding of the fact that his ordinary day is our high stress situation. Our son was badly burned. He understood his needs. Despite our son's pain and an infant screaming at him, he was very methodical and professional about his job. He was such a big help answering our questions, and making sure we knew what to expect in the coming days. We have been in the Burn Unit for 2 ½ weeks and every day he has worked; he comes in and checks on this "buddy." He displays a very professional attitude and approach to our son's care, but he has been so much more than just a nurse. He's been very comforting to our son. He always makes sure we have anything we need. He has a work ethic like no one else we've met here. We understand that many patients cross his path and he will soon forget us, but we will not forget him! We're so appreciative of the exceptional care he has provided to us. Please consider him for this award and show him you (his employer) appreciate his diligence as much as we have. 

Brian and Christy Vaught


October 2017 Nomination List

Sara Hughart - 10 QB
Darian Clopton - 5 Dearth
Deandra Ransaw - 7 Dearth
Lauren Maynard - 7 Harbert
Sara Brown - 8 QB
Wei Wang - 9 QB
Thomas James Robbins - Burn Unit
Katherine Meredith - CCU
Kristen Ghant - CCU
Tiffany Bradford - Clinic 8
Jane Anne Elliott - ED
Nancy Tomlinson - NICU
Julie Kimbrough - PICU
Keri Krake - SCU


daisylogo.gifThe DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the Barnes family in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Having been 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 world.

A DAISY Award will be given once a month. The monthly award winner will be recognized at a ceremony and will receive a framed certificate, a DAISY Award signature lapel pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer's Touch. Additionally, the unit or department of the recipient will receive Cinnabon's cinnamon rolls—a favorite of Patrick's during his illness—with the sentiment that the heavenly aroma will remind them how special they are and how important their work is.

Nurses that receive The DAISY Award personify Children's of Alabama's remarkable patient experience. These individuals consistently demonstrate excellence by:

  • Serving as a role model for the nursing profession
  • Demonstrating a caring attitude in all situations
  • Communicating with compassion, using words the patient and family understand
  • Making a significant difference in the life of a patient

Download the Nomination Form