Baptist Health Care Announces Winner of December DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses


Kelly Godwin in orange shirt holding daisy bouquet

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2019) – Elizabeth Kelly Godwin, R.N., has been selected as the Baptist Health Care December DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses winner. Godwin is the senior clinical nurse supervisor at Lakeview Medication Assisted Treatment Clinic.  

The nomination commended Godwin’s grace, humor and tenacity. “She is a fierce patient advocate and constantly looks for ways to accommodate the needs of the people we serve,” her colleagues wrote.

The DAISY Award is part of a national merit-based recognition program established by the DAISY Foundation that celebrates the education, training and skill that nurses put into their work every day and, especially, the devoted care they give their patients. Nominations can be submitted by patients, families, physicians and colleagues. Names from nominations are removed so that they are anonymous before being reviewed by a selection committee. One nurse is then chosen as the DAISY Award winner. DAISY Awards are presented on a regular basis, usually monthly or quarterly.

“The DAISY Award serves as another important way for Baptist Health Care to ensure that our nursing team members receive recognition and praise for the remarkable work that they do every day,” said BHC Vice President and System Chief Nursing Officer Cynde Gamache, DBA, R.N., NEA-BC. “We are very appreciative that the DAISY Foundation has created a meaningful award program that honors the tender acts of human compassion that can sometimes go unnoticed but can leave an enduring imprint on the heart and soul of another human being.”