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Recognizing Exceptional Nursing at BRMC

Baxter Choice Awards

This is an annual recognition event held every year during Nurses' Week. All Baxter Regional staff have the opportunity to nominate a nurse who has demonstrated excellence in their area of practice. These nurses exhibit exemplary behaviors and go above and beyond caring for their peers and/or patients. This is a special event for nursing to come together and celebrate with their peers, friends, and family. From the nominations, the Baxter Choice Award Committee chooses special recipients to receive the Servant's Heart Award. The award is symbolic of their selfless giving to the profession of nursing.

Servant’s Heart Award Recipients


  • Devin Crownover, RN - ICU
  • Christine Razer, Tech - PACU


  • Chrystal Robinson, LPN - Baxter Regional Ahrens Clinic
  • Andrea Lewis, ADN, RN - ICU


  • Haley Tyler, BSN, RNC-OB - Clinical Nurse, Women & Newborn Care Center
  • Susan Musgrove, MSN, RN - Director, ICU


  • Becky McCoy, BSN, RN – Informatics Nurse
  • Sarah Hogan, LPN – Clinical Nurse, Baxter Regional Urology Clinic


  • James Dabney, ADN, RN – Clinical Nurse, ICU


  • JoAnna Dean, MBA, MSN, BEd, RN – Director Clinical Excellence & Magnet Program Director
  • Beverly Crabb, BSEd, Diploma, RN – Transitional Nurse, Float Pool


  • Shannon Nachtigal, MSN, RN, NEA-BC – CNO, VP/Nursing Services


  • Wynn Woodard, MSN, APRN, CNS-BC – Education Coordinator

The DAISY Award

The Daisy Award The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. It was established by the DAISY Foundation (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, his parents 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.

As quoted in The DAISY White Paper, Inspiring Nurses to See the Extraordinary in their Ordinary, “These nurses demonstrate a depth of understanding of what it means to tune into the highly variable needs of people who are vulnerable and suffering. These nurses are technically proficient, of course, but it is their relational proficiency that moves the patient/family experience into the realm of the extraordinary.”

Please say thank you to those at Baxter Regional who made a difference you will never forget! Nominate a Baxter Regional Medical Center nurse or team who cared for you or your family. A DAISY nurse at Baxter Regional should treat each patient and family member as important and unique individuals by displaying the following characteristics while in their care:

Quality Care

  • Professional
  • Competent
  • Adaptable
  • Informative
  • .Communicates Positively


  • Kind
  • Empathetic
  • Genuine
  • Considerate
  • Supportive

Patient & Family Centered Care

  • Respectful
  • Accommodating
  • Empowering
  • Embraces Beliefs
  • Encourages Participation

Click Here to nominate a BRMC nurse for The DAISY Award.

DAISY Award Recipients


  • Linda Walley, BSN, RN - Clinical Nurse, 3S Adult Behavioral Health
  • Sherry Prichard, ADN, RN - Clinical Nurse, 3W Medical Pediatric
  • DAISY Team Award - 4S Step Down


  • Amber Hogan, ADN, RN – Clinical Nurse, Cline Emergency Center
  • Eric Hicks, ADN, RN, CCRN – Clinical Nurse, ICU
  • Kaiti Metzger, RN – Clinical Nurse, Acute Inpatient Rehab
  • Greg Esquivel, RN – Clinical Nurse, Cline Emergency Center
  • Matthew Prinner, RN – Clinical Nurse, ICU
  • Joan Cordrey, RN – Clinical Nurse, 5 South
  • Kelli Park, RN – Clinical Nurse, ICU
  • Amanda Clements, RN – Clinical Informatics Analyst I, Clinical Informatics
  • DAISY Team Award: Bonnie Henson, RN, and Jennifer Pepin, RN – Clinical Nurses, 3 West Med/Peds


  • Kristie Story, ADN, RN – Clinical Nurse, ICU
  • Miranda Trout, ADN, RN – Clinical Nurse, Cline Emergency Center
  • Francy Attaway, BSN, RN – Clinical Nurse, ICU
  • Holly Troxell, ADN, RN – Clinical Nurse, 3 West
  • Gisel Stone, BSN, RN – Clinical Nurse, ICU
  • Trieneke Shrable, BSN, RN – Clinical Nurse, Women & Newborn Care Center
  • Dawn Tullis, ADN, RN – Clinical Nurse, Cardiac Rehab
  • Sue Schmitt, BSN, RN – Clinical Nurse, PACU


  • Desiree Underwood, BSN, RN – Clinical Nurse, Women & Newborn Center

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Heroes with Halos

After receiving care at Baxter Regional, many of our patients ask if they can express their appreciation in some way. They may have noticed the special attention of a nurse, physician, therapist, technician, food service worker, volunteer, housekeeper or other caregivers during their stay or visit. A Heroes with Halos Award is a way to recognize them, along with an honorarium to Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation in any amount can be given to honor. The employee receives a certificate and badge holder from one or more of the Senior Leadership Team. It is a highly regarded award, and staff members are honored to receive it.

Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation has recently combined two of its employee recognition programs, Heroes with Halos and The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Now, when you nominate a nurse at Baxter Regional Medical Center for Heroes with Halos, they will automatically be nominated for The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

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Click here for more information about Heroes with Halos.
Click here to nominate a BRMC employee or physician for a Heroes with Halos Award.

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