Our DAISY Recipients



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 University Adult Hospital recipients (click on dates for complete list of all VUMC recipients):

Spring 2021
•    Kailyn Christian, RN, North Pulmonary Medical Stepdown
•    Maci Malone, RN. Unit: Labor & Delivery

Winter 2021
•    Maddie Cullen, BSN, RN, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
•    Mary “Cricket” Ramsey, RN, Labor & Delivery

Fall 2020
•    Jessica Lynn Layman, BSN, RN, Labor & Delivery

Summer 2020
•    Rachel Peladeau, RN, Labor and Delivery

Spring 2020
•    Jason West, RN, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)

Winter 2019
 •    Carter Wamp, RN, Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Fall 2019
•    Timothy Gray Fulton, BSN, RN, Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

Summer 2019
•    Rachel Henson, BSN, RN, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

Spring 2019
•    Kristin Nguyen, BSN, RN, Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

Winter 2018 (Inaugural)
•    Meghan Fitzpatrick, BSN, RN, 8 South – Inpatient Medicine