VMG Ambulatory DAISY Award Recipients

DAISY Award

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say "thank you" to nurses in a very public way.

Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget!  Share your story.


Vanderbilt Ambulatory and Clinic recipients (click on dates for complete list of all VUMC recipients):

Late Summer 2021 
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•  Virginia Freeman, RN 2, VHVI Shelbyville Clinic
•  Ronda Mathes, LPN2, Shelbyville Urgent Care Clinic

Summer 2021
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•  Erin Leap, RN 4 CC, Cancer Infusion Center, 100 Oaks
•  Hannah Lee Ritter, AGPCNP, Urology Clinic

Spring 2021
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•   Janet Murrian, RN 2. CC, Cancer Infusion Center
•   Charlotte Chavous, RN 3, Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute

Winter 2021
•   Mason Dobson, LPN, Medical Infusion Clinic
•   Meredith Nolan, RN, Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Fall 2020
•    Jerry Ellis, RN, Cancer Infusion Center
•    Makennah Wharton, BSN, RN, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

Summer 2020
•    Sophia Fickel, BSN, RN, Cancer Infusion Center 
•    Valerie Matthews, MSN, RN, CBN, Surgery Patient Care Center

Spring 2020
•    Elizabeth (Liz) Rice, RN, Cancer Clinic

Winter 2019
 •    Jennifer Baldwin, RN, Medical Infusion Clinic Entity

Fall 2019
•    Brigitte Williams, BSN, RN, Cancer Infusion Center

Summer 2019
•    Donna Atherton, RN, Cancer Clinic

Spring 2019
•    Cordelia Bushong, BSN, RN, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

Winter 2018 (Inaugural)
•    Diana Levine, LPN, Cancer Clinic