Daisy Award

Amber JordanMay 2021 Recipient – Amber Jordan – SCU

Amber was amazing to say the least! She seem like she loved my baby Just as much as I did. She was super on top of all Addison's needs and care. She not only made sure Addison was taken care of but she also made sure I was okay. One night I was super exhausted and we had a rough day and night and I had forgotten my laundry in the washer and at midnight it still wasn't dry and she told me momma go lay down and rest I will get your laundry for you. She folded my laundry and brought it to my room, little things like that mean so much during a hard time. She made sure I was resting so that i could be a 100 percent for Addison. It meant so much that she showed that much com passion for not only my daughter but me as well. Covid has definitely been hard especially since us parents can't really get the support we need since we really can't have visitors and it meant so much to me that she tried to support me through this hard time even though her only job was to care for my daughter which she was amazing at. We need more nurses like Amber. She is truly is the sweetest. Thank you Amber for being such an amazing nurse it meant so much to me and Addison. 

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May 2021 Nomination List

Abbigal Hopper – CCU
Anna Parrish – CCU
Darian Clopton – 5 Dearth


Daisy Award LogoThe 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