Daisy and Sunflower Awardees

Submitted by KCH on Fri, 05/24/2024 - 2:20pm
Join us in celebration of the wonderful care, dedication, and commitment given by our Daisy Nurse Leaders, Daisy, and Sunflower Nominees.
Daisy Nurse Leadership Awardee - Amanda Wells
Daisy Nurse Leadership Award Winner - Amanda Wells, RN, Stroke Program Coordintor

KCH is proud to announce its two Daisy Award Winners for the first quarter of 2024. Amanda Wells, RN and Stroke Program Coordinator, received the Daisy Nurse Leader Award. One of Amanda’s co-workers stated,

“Amanda is enthusiastic about her job and always pushes herself to learn and do more. She is a huge asset to KCH. She has an outgoing personality that shines through in everything she does. She makes learning fun, whether teaching a class, in service, or a huddle. She works hard and is very creative. She goes above and beyond to make KCH and our community a better place. She is a true team player!"

Daisy Award Winner - Kyra Lepley, RN 6th Floor
Daisy Award Winner - Kyra Lepley, RN 6th Floor

The second Daisy Award Winner is Kyra Lepley, an RN on the 6th floor. One of her patients explained,

“Kyra is a gem who will become one of KCH’s greatest assets, given the opportunity and support. She shared with me that she was a new grad and had a lot to learn. However, the thoroughness and compassion she demonstrates at the bedside are not learned. They are character strengths that will serve her well as she grows as a nurse. I felt safe under her watchful eye. She is a keeper!"

The DAISY Foundation

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 visit KCH.org and search for Daisy or Sunflower to learn more.

Sunflower Award Honoree - Robyn Moss, PCA 6th Floor
Sunflower Award Honoree - Robyn Moss, PCA 6th Floor

The Sunflower Committee congratulates the Quarter One 2024 Sunflower Award Honoree Robyn Moss, a PCA on the 6th floor, nominated by four patients. One of the former patients wrote,

“Robyn was as pleasant as she could be. She always has a smile on her face and a kind word. She was very efficient in her duties, always one step ahead of my needs. Her professionalism was astounding. She always knew what her tasks entailed and accomplished them with ease and confidence. It was a very pleasant experience in the worst of situations.”