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FirstHealth's March 2018 DAISY Award Winner

| Date Posted: 4/18/2018


PINEHURST – Kayla Coffey, R.N., has been recognized as the March 2018 DAISY Award Winner for FirstHealth of the Carolinas. Coffey (center) is pictured with (from left to right): Deana Kearns, R.N., MSN, administrative director of clinical practice; Roger Noble, R.N., MSN, administrative director of cardiovascular services; and Leona Riddle, clinical director of CVT/ISU. 

Coffey, a 2017 nursing school graduate, has been employed with FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital since July of 2017 and currently works on Reid Heart Center’s CVT unit. Coffey was nominated by a coworker who described Coffey as someone who "exceeds all expectations and provides excellent nursing care to all patients she is assigned."

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established by the Daisy Foundation, a not-for-profit, based in Glen Ellen, Calif. The foundation was started by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patients’ families. Today, there are more than 2,800 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 17 other countries honoring their nurses with the DAISY Award.

FirstHealth of the Carolinas recognizes an extraordinary nurse each month, and has since 2014. For more information on the DAISY Award, or to nominate a deserving nurse, visit


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