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The DAISY Award at Hennepin Healthcare

What is the DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards excellence in nursing. It was created by the DAISY Foundation to recognize the clinical skills, extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses every day. The award is given to outstanding licensed nursing professionals in more than 2,600 healthcare facilities, in all 50 states, and in 15 countries.

DAISY Award recipients personify Hennepin Healthcare’s remarkable patient experience. These individuals consistently demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary service, and compassionate care and are recognized as outstanding role models in the nursing community.

How do I nominate a nurse?

Patients, visitors, employees, and/or physicians may nominate a deserving nurse by completing the nomination form below.

Hennepin Healthcare DAISY Honorees


July | Stephanie Hoffman

June | Molly Blum

May | Kathryn Piha 

April | Margaret Von Lehe

March | Barbara Fabian

February | Wendee Christensen

January | Donna Nelson


December | Angie Rangitsch

November | Shay Sylvester

October | John Strong & Nurse Telehealth Team

September | Bobbi Sandberg

August | Firewoini "Rita" Kebede

July | Mary “Sue” Meeks

June | Vera Daskalyuk

May | Jennifer “Jenna” Haas

April | Travis Hutchins

March | Julie Coffey

February | Maureen "Mo" Des Marais

January | Beth Washick Miller

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