Mercy Recognizes Outstanding Nurses

Mercy nurses are now eligible for the DAISY Award, an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary skills and compassionate care given by nurses every day.

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The family of Patrick Barnes established the Daisy Foundation in 1999 to express gratitude to nurses for the work they do for patients and their families every day. The award is presented in more than 1,900 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 15 countries.

Read the stories of our latest DAISY Award recipients.  

How to Nomiate a Nurse for the DAISY Award

Each quarter, the council will review nominations, and based on key criteria (which align with Mercy values), determine DAISY award recipients. Winners will each receive a special certificate, lapel pin and hand-carved sculpture. A celebratory banner also will hang in the nurse’s unit for a month.

Past DAISY Award Recipients


Kelly Beaver
Eric Bertram
Cathy Briggs
Daniel Campbell
Christa Clay
Alexis Curran
Monica Daugherty
Alyssa Dougan
Grace Garrett
RhoAnn Hanes
Angel Jennewein
Sharon Laws
Olivia McGoon
Katie McKinney
Rhonda Morrow
Kimberly Parrott
Jordyn Pate
Rhonda Philpott
Miranda Pickens
Jenny Stephenson
Kristine Woods
April Zimmermann

Priscilla Atwood
Robert Cassidy
Bobbi Chick
Michelle Luellen
Sharon Picou
Charlotte Rankin
Nicole Ring
Heidi Schisler

Shannon Coles
Nancy Elias
Diane Enyart
Mandie Huntley
Jay Herndon
Kisha Murrell
Judi Pim
Elena May Plaza
Ginger Porter
Ashley Pugh
Brandon Ruble
Pam Rupp
Danielle Schutte
Christina Terrell
Suzanne Turner