Daisy Award

June 2019 Recipient—Sarah Genelin – 10 QB

Nurse Sarah showed excellent bedside manner and patient care. She always came in before the call light could be answered over the intercom. She was very caring and compassionate towards my daughter and me as this was our first admission. She took care to make sure my daughter was at ease before she performed any of her tasks.

My daughter pulled out her IV and she was here to help immediately and got the situation under control, all while keeping my daughter calm and happy. I also had a mishap that same day, and she showed concern for me as well although I was not the patient. Nurse Sarah deserves to be recognized for her actions and amazing attitude. She is an angel in my eyes.

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June 2019 Nomination List

Erika Harris–10 Harbert
Peyton Higginbotham–10 Harbert
Frieda Lee–10 QB
Megan Smith–10 QB
Samantha Wiginton–10 QB
(Charles) Parker Jackson–7 Dearth
Anna Maddox–PICU
Rebecca Dickinson–PICU


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