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


Photo of DAISY Award winner Kati Day with flower bouquet

Baptist Health Care (BHC) presented its September DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to Katilin “Kati” Day, BSN, R.N., who works in the emergency department at Gulf Breeze Hospital.

Day was nominated by a patient undergoing emergency surgery who described Day as an angel in comfortable shoes.

“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.”

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.