Shriners Hospital Nurse Honored for Exceptional Service as 2017 DAISY Award Winner

Laura Dazey, R.N., was honored for the outstanding service and compassionate care she provides patients and families at Shriners Hospitals for Children as the recipient of the 2017 DAISY Award.

The award was presented to Dazey, a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit, during the hospital’s annual Nurses Week celebration. Kanoe Allen, chief nursing executive at the Northern California Shriners Hospital, presented the award.

“The DAISY Award recognizes nurses who stand out in the crowd, who go over and above their day-to-day responsibilities,” said Allen. “Laura is one such nurse. She is a thorough and curious clinician and a strong patient and family advocate.”

Dazey’s colleagues describe her as  a nurse of many talents who has a thirst for knowledge and a constant desire to give back to the unit and the organization.

“Laura is able to care for our critical patients in the PICU and doesn’t forget about the need for meaningful human interaction,” said Allen. “She truly understands both the science and art of nursing and is an inspirational example for all of us.”

a group photo at the 2017 DAISY Awards


About the DAISY Award
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.  It is the name of a foundation established by a family in memory of their son, Patrick Barnes, who died of an immune system disease.  The DAISY Award was established to recognize the compassionate care Patrick received during his illness. More than 500 health care organizations are committed to honoring their nurses with the DAISY Award, which is presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and supported by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANNCC) Magnet Recognition Program.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research.  Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or go online to

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 |

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