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Timophey Tikhonov, RN, receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

DAISY - Timophey Tikhonov stands with his supervisor holding his DAISY award

Congratulations to Timophey Tikhonov, RN, from the Medical Observation Care Unit at Skagit Valley Hospital for receiving the DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses!

This award is presented to nurses who have been nominated as an outstanding role model for their clinical skill and providing compassionate care.

Nurses who receive DAISY Awards consistently meet the following criteria:

  • Interacts with patients, families and staff in a professional and personable manner. 
  • Demonstrates excellent medical evaluation skills. 
  • Demonstrates excellent decision-making capabilities. 
  • Provides a consistent focus on meeting patient and family goals. 
  • Is thoughtful and caring in all situations. 
  • Works well with all members of the healthcare team. 
  • Demonstrates consistent use of the nursing process in patient care. 
  • Excellent educator of patients and their families. 
  • Generates enthusiasm and energy towards meeting the challenges of nursing. 

Read below the story included in the nomination form:

"My mom Susan landed in Skagit Valley Hospital after several weeks of declining health. These nurses were so good to my mom while she was in the MOC! They did a great deal to put her back together. I don't think my mom was the easiest patient with repeated requests for small favors and lots of IVs needed, some of which made her uncomfortable because of her needs. Tim had repeated shifts with her over a week and showed the patience of Job. I don't know where you get these people but they all deserve raises and have earned my forever appreciation for doing so much to make our mom's time there better."

Congratulations, Timophey! Thank you for your hard work and commitment to providing quality and compassionate care to our patients. We are proud to have you on our team at Skagit Regional Health!

To learn more about the DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses and to nominate an inpatient nurse, visit

About The Healer's Touch statue: The statues awarded to DAISY Award® nominees are individually crafted by people in a town of Zimbabwe. The purchase of the statues is an essential financial support for that community.  Click here to learn more about the meaning and significance of The Healer's Touch statue and why it's a part of every DAISY Award® given.