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ANMC nurse Stephani Davey earns DAISY Award

February 26, 2018

ANMC’s Magnet nurses provide culturally appropriate, family-centered care in a unique hospital environment, and they are constantly seeking ways to improve the services and care we provide. In an effort to further recognize our nurses for their outstanding work, ANMC partnered with the DAISY Award, an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day.

Congratulations to ANMC DAISY Award honoree, Stephani Davey, RN, in ANMC’s Critical Care Unit (CCU). Davey was recognized at an impromptu award ceremony where she was presented with a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture. Many of her colleagues and ANMC leadership attended the ceremony to show their appreciation and support for Davey, who was surprised and thankful for the recognition.

“I’ve always felt the DAISY award is presented to nurses who exhibit excellence in their practice. They are patient advocates, team players, and passionate about nursing,” said Davey. “It is an honor to be recognized as one of those nurses.”

Davey was nominated by the family member of a CCU patient for her exceptional care of the nominator’s mother. Her nominator wrote, “Day in and day out, my family and I checked on my mother’s progress, and Stephani has taken the extra step to keep us updated with no questions asked. As soon as she saw me or my family, she would greet us and give us updates. She is always friendly and helpful. I felt much better each day knowing my mother was in good care.”

Davey has worked at ANMC since 2014, where she started as an RN case manager in the Pulmonology Clinic. In 2015, Davey transferred to the CCU.

“Knowing that I connected with a patient and their family in such a big way is a huge privilege. I feel humbled and honored that I was able to be a part of this family’s journey,” said Davey. “I love working at ANMC! The CCU has given me so many opportunities to challenge myself and grow as a nurse. Our team is amazing to work with! We really value teamwork, respect, and autonomy — I feel so privileged to be able to work with such a great crew!”

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem.

Patients, their families and fellow ANMC staff can nominate nurses for DAISY Awards. Nomination forms and collection boxes have been placed throughout the ANMC hospital.

Subsequent honorees will be selected quarterly and each DAISY Award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her or his unit or department. For more information about the DAISY Award program, please visit For questions about nominating an ANMC nurse, please email Kimberley Carr at  

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