Gulf Breeze Hospital Emergency Department Nurse Honored with DAISY Award


Khloie Moretz holding flowers and certificate

Khloie Moretz, R.N., BSN, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Moretz works in the Gulf Breeze Hospital emergency department.

Moretz was recognized by a patient’s spouse for the extraordinary care she provided. “This young lady showed us not only great tenderness and compassion, but also steady professional attention,” the nomination read. “It is with great gratitude that we thank her for all she did.”

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 is a wonderful way for Baptist Health Care to recognize nurses for the expert, compassionate care they provide every day. Nurses serve as patient advocates and skilled care providers,” said Baptist Health Care Interim Chief Nursing Officer Joyce Nichols, APRN, FNP-BC, CWOCN. “The role of the front-line nurse has never been more important. We are proud to participate in the DAISY Award program and to recognize our nurses for providing a healing touch to their patients, both physically and emotionally."