Daisy Award

Mollie HannahDecember 2019 Recipient—Mollie Hannah – Emergency Department

I brought my son to Children's ER for deep laceration. We met this nurse and she was fantastic. She treated my son and me with respect and patience. She took time to explain every detail of his care in words he could understand. She didn't try to lie or cajole him into doing what needed to be done. He responded so well­knowing for several painful procedures to be done to him with minimal trauma and drama. For this reason, he felt empowered in his care, was not scared, and felt like the doctors were here to help make him feel better instead of doing things that caused pain. I am so thankful she was our nurse. She made for such a positive experience for us during this stressful time.

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December 2019 Nomination List

Terryne Sims10 Harbert
Alison Brock10 QB
Ashley Zeigler7 Dearth
Steven Vuong7 Dearth
Kristen GrayCCU
Haley KeelNICU
Jewell EvansNICU


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