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DAISY Award for Nurses

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Methodist Health System

Honor the compassion and care bedside nurses provide their patients everyday with a DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the compassionate care and extraordinary clinical skill given by nurses every day. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring, and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

The hospitals of Methodist Health System are proud to be DAISY Award Hospital Partners, recognizing one nurse with this special honor each month. 

DAISY Award for Nurses - Nominate a Methodist nurse
Click on the button above to nominate a Methodist Health System Nurse for a DAISY Award.

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a ceremony and will receive a beautiful certificate, DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer's Touch. Additionally, staff in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick's during his illness.




Daisy Award Winners


Third Quarter 2014

  • Congratulations to Methodist Mansfield’s Ryan Batac, RN (back, right), DAISY Award winner for third quarter. Presenting the award to Ryan is Methodist Mansfield President John Phillips, FACHE; Ryan’s children Gabrielle, Nicholas, and Isabelle Batac; DAISY mascot Al Hernandez; Matthew San Pablo; Ryan’s wife, Lily Batac; and Dawn Williams, nurse manager, cardiac telemetry. Ryan was nominated by a patient who says Ryan was great to be around, made him feel safe during his stay, and provided great care.

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 Second Quarter 2014

  • Elena Mattolin-Rakas, RN, Family Centered Care at Methodist Mansfield. Presenting the award to Elena are DAISY mascot Al Hernandez (left); Tonya Tippens, RNC-MNN, nurse manager, family centered care and newborn nursery; Elena, and Methodist Mansfield President John Phillips, FACHE.
Daisy Nurse Award Winner 2nd quarter 2014 Methodist Mansfield

 First Quarter 2014

  • Rosally Swaim, RN, Medical Telemetry at Methodist Mansfield (pictured in pink with Tonya Tippens, RNC-MNN, nurse manager, family centered care and newborn nursery (left), and Methodist Mansfield President John Phillips, FACHE)

 Daisy Nurse Award Winner 1st quarter 2014 Methodist Mansfield

 April 2013

  • Tracie Willis, RN, Intermediate Care Unit
    Methodist Charlton (pictured)
Daisy Nurse Award winner for Methodist Charlton, Tracie Willis, RN, Intermediate Care Unit

 January 2013

  • Almira Padilla, RN, A6
    Methodist Charlton (pictured top)


  • Ethel Tate, RN, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    Methodist Mansfield (pictured bottom)




Daisy Nurse Award winner for Methodist Charlton, Almira Padilla, RN, A6


Daisy Nurse Ethel Tate, RN-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, January 2013

 December 2012

  • Amber Adams, RN – Methodist Mansfield (pictured)
Methodist Mansfield honored Amber Adams as the December 2012 recipient of the DAISY Award

 November 2012

  • Heather Smithwick, RN – Methodist Mansfield 

 October 2012

  • Brittnay Gossett, RN – Methodist Mansfield (pictured)
  • Wenhua “Lilly” Bloodworth, RN – Methodist Richardson


Daisy Nurse Award Winner for Methodist Mansfield, Brittnay Gossett

 September 2012

  • Alaana Garris, RN, Special Care Nursery
    Methodist Charlton (pictured top)


  • Wendy Byers, RN
    Methodist Mansfield (pictured bottom)








Daisy Nurse Award winner for Methodist Charlton, Alaana Garris, RN, Special Care Nursery

Nurse Daisy Award Winner, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

August 2012

Methodist Mansfield Daisy Nurse Award Winner September 2012

July 2012

  • Colleen Dahl – Methodist Mansfield

June 2012

  • Melissa Mitchell, RN – Methodist Mansfield

May 2012 

  • Tanya Davis, RN – Methodist Dallas
  • Del Bacani, RN – Methodist Charlton
  • Ronda Higgins, RN – Methodist Mansfield
  • Michelle Rivkin, RN – Methodist Richardson

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