Sept. DAISY Winner
Sandra Davis, R.N., BSN, of Montgomery Memorial Hospital,
is shown with the award she received as the September
winner of FirstHealth’s DAISY nursing recognition.
Davis has been with Montgomery Memorial for 38 years
and currently leads the nursing care team for short-team
rehab patients. A certified gerontological nurse, she
describes caring for elderly patients as her “passion.” She
was nominated for the award by a co-worker who says, “The
first thing I noticed about her was the overwhelming
compassion that she displayed to everyone she touched.
She exhibits patience with even the most difficult patients
and always has a smile and a touch for all she meets.”
Pam Tyler, R.N., of Richmond Memorial Hospital's Intensive Care Unit, is the August winner of the FirstHealth DAISY Award for nursing excellence.
Tyler was nominated for the award by a fellow nurse who mentioned her commitment to the highest standards of professional practice and her overall professionalism in her nominating letter. “Pam is obviously not working here for just a paycheck,” the nomination said. “She goes above and beyond to make sure the patient is cared for and feels as if they are receiving the highest care possible.”
July DAISY Award winner is Ann Whitaker, R.N., of Outpatient at Moore Regional Hospital.
Ann Whitaker, R.N.
Whitaker was nominated for the award by a patient of more than 10 years. Her nomination letter reads in part: “Her compassionate care never ceases to amaze me. Her service in her work environment is excellent. The material in my file is always current. She always seems to be helpful when other nurses need advice…FirstHealth is fortunate to employ such a wonderful nurse.”
June DAISY Award winner is Sheryl Loehr, R.N., with
the CVT Unit at Moore Regional Hospital.
Pictured (from left) are Angela
Ivey, R.N.; Andrea Marks, R.N.; CVT clinical director
Beverly Alphin, R.N.; Ashley Loehr, R.N.; Josh
Loehr, R.N.; Sheryl Loehr; Medina James, R.N.;
Rosalyn Elliot, R.N.; David Dunker, R.N.; Marilyn
McCaskill, CNA; and Barbara Flynt, R.N.
Loehr was nominated for the award by Amy Denson of Greenville,
who was beginning her nursing career at Moore Regional
when she met Loehr. Although Denson no longer works for
FirstHealth, she saw a newspaper story about FirstHealth’s
participation in the DAISY program and went online to
nominate Loehr. “She leads by example,” Denson
said in her letter of nomination. “I know first
hand that Sheryl is a true asset to the entire FirstHealth
May 2013 Daisy winner is Aubrey Parker, R.N., Intensive Care Unit at Richmond Memorial Hospital
Pictured left to right: Deanna Kearnes, R.N.; Aubrey Parker, R.N. ; Karen Robeano, R.N., CNO;
Allison Duckworth, R.N., RMH COO; Gayle Sweet, Secretary/CNAII.
Aubrey is everything a nurse should strive to be. She is professional, proficient and proactive. She offers compassionate care and not only reaches out to her patients and their needs, but thinks outside of the box and tries to meet the emotional needs of the families too. I would be proud to follow in her footsteps. If I am half the nurse that she is, the world will be a better place when I reach it.
Nominated by Mary Gayle Sweet, Secretary/NAII