Swedish Medical Center Celebrates Five Years of Presenting The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Eight nurses honored at special ceremony today

SEATTLE--()--Swedish Medical Center today celebrated five years of presenting The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national program established by The DAISY Foundation to recognize nurses who deliver quality and compassionate care.

Eight nurses were honored at a special ceremony today where UnitedHealthcare announced its continued support for the program at Swedish’s five hospital campuses and two ambulatory care clinics.

The DAISY Award was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes died in 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. The honorees receive a certificate commending her/him for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.”

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The DAISY Foundation and UnitedHealthcare join Swedish Medical Center at a ceremony today where eight Swedish Medical Center nurses received "The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses." Left to right: DAISY award-winners Troy Cavanaugh, RN, Swedish/Ballard and Summer Vandam, RN, Swedish/Ballard; Bonnie Barnes, co-founder, The DAISY Foundation; award-winners Crystal Nguyen, RN, Swedish Physicians Factoria primary care clinic, Jacqueline Armstrong, RN, Swedish/Cherry Hill, Eric Stevenson, RN, Swedish/First Hill and Glenda Butler, RN, Swedish/Ballard; Mark Barnes, co-founder, The DAISY Foundation; award-winners Millie Cunningham, RN, Swedish/Issaquah and Liliya Bondarenko, RN, Swedish/First Hill; and David Hansen, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Northwest Region (Photo: Kim Doyel).

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Swedish Medical Center celebrates five years of presenting The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses; Eight nurses honored at special ceremony today.

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Anita Sen Public Relations
Anita Sen, 310-422-7568