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Irene Turner, RN receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Irene posing with DAISY Award certificate and Healer's Touch statue.

Congratulations to Irene Turner, RN - Skagit Valley Hospital Inpatient Wound/Ostomy Specialist 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 for 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.

A colleague nominated Irene, praising her passion and expertise on wound care. In their submission they stated, “It is so fascinating to watch our diabetic wound patients thrive under Irene’s care and to see the evolution of their healing.”

Congratulations, Irene! 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