CHI Health awards outstanding nurses with the DAISY award each month. Recipients are selected from nominations submitted by patients, their families and co-workers. Check back to this story often as new award recipients are added. 

February 2021


Lisa Church
Lisa Church, BSN, RN

Medical-Surgical/Orthopedic Unit

CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs



Danielle Dougherty
Danielle Dougherty, BSN, RN

ICU, CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs



Jill King
Bethany "Jill" King, RN

Medical-Surgical/Orthopedic Unit

CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs



Kim Petersen
Kim Petersen, BSN, RN, ONC

Medical-Surgical/Orthopedic Unit

CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs



carla schleisman
Carla Schleisman, RN

Nurse, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy


About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of an auto-immune disease (hence the name, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) Patrick received extraordinary care from his nurses, and his family felt compelled to express their profound gratitude for the compassion and skill nurses bring to patients and families every day. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses celebrates nurses in over 1,800 healthcare facilities around the world. For more information on the DAISY Award, visit www.daisyfoundation.org.