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Loma Linda University Health hosted a special DAISY event to honor the hospitals' DAISY Award honorees and top nominees on February 2. The event featured a visit from Melissa Barnes, The DAISY Foundation's vice president of operations. 

Each nominee and award recipient in attendance shared their testimony as to why they became a nurse, why they remain a nurse, and the impact of their DAISY nomination. 

Katrina Corrales, a critical care specialty transport nurse at LLU Medical Center and DAISY honoree, said, "The DAISY Award is a way for nurses to strive and to remember their 'why' and their 'purpose.'" 

The DAISY Award was created to celebrate extraordinary, compassionate, and skilled nursing care. Barnes shared that the program has touched many lives of patients and nurses. She also imparted our organization with best practices to elevate our DAISY program, increase the number of nominations, and ways to recognize our DAISY nurses in a meaningful way.

We are so proud of the many DAISY nurses we have here at LLUH, and we look forward to honoring many more in the future.

Scroll through the photo gallery to see our 2023 winter DAISY Award recipients.