The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

DAISY Award honorees personify Texoma Medical Center's remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

What is The DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. TMC is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every month or quarter. To find out more about the program, including the growing list of Hospital Partners, please go to

About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat's 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat's memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do everyday.

Current and Past Recipients

Rachel Lee, RN
Carrie McKee, RN 

Tammy Avants, RN

Shelly Reedy, RN

Leigh Rose Davidson, RN
Harlan Smith, RN

Pat Baumgarder, RN
Frieda Keith, RN
Tad Dalpaos, RN

Liz Glenn, RN
Bill Daley, RN
Kimberly DeWitt, LVN
Dea Carnes, RN
Betsy Khader, RN
Katherine Davenport, RN
Ashley Jones, RN
Jenny Reeves, RN

Krystal Lepain, RN
Marius Fegaing, RN, BSN
Kim DeWitt, LVN
Liz Glenn, RN
Michelle Miller, RN
Ashley Voight, RN

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Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, employees may nominate a deserving nurse by completing this form.

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