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Kirsten Henderson, RN receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Nurses poses with DAISY Award certificate.

Congratulations to Kirsten Henderson, RN from the Critical Care Unit at Skagit Valley Hospital for receiving the DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses

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.

One colleague nominated Kirsten, stating “A phenomenal nurse that is the best combination of professional, empathetic, compassionate and friendly. She interacts and talks with her patients and makes them want to confide in her their concerns, their relief and everything in between.”

Congratulations, Kirsten! 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