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CGH Recognizes DAISY Award Winner Korissa Kipping, RN

Hospital news | Monday, July 11, 2022

Contact: Rebecca Green

Korissa Kipping, a registered nurse in the CGH Emergency Department, was recently recognized as a recipient of the prestigious DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. An international program, the award is presented to nurses around the world who go above and beyond for their patients and demonstrate extraordinary compassionate care.

Stephanie Waller, RN, Digestive Health Center, and DAISY Award Coordinator, read the nomination as the award was presented: “I recently brought my 92 year old mother-in-law into the ED. She has the start of dementia and was diagnosed with dehydration. Korissa not only calmed me but did an amazing job calming and consoling my mother-in-law. Korissa took her time and explained numerous times to her what was going on and what to expect next. Dementia (and nursing) can be tiresome, and I believe it was towards the end of Korissa’s shift but you wouldn't know it. She talked my mother-in-law into eating, telling her how good the roast beef was and that made our 92 year old very happy! Korissa checked on her a lot and made sure she was comfortable and warm. THANK YOU, CGH for hiring such caring nurses! We appreciate the care and time that Korissa gave us. She sure has a huge heart!”

The DAISY Award - an acronym for “Diseases Attacking the Immune System” - was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. The DAISY Award continues to recognize and celebrate the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and their families every day.

Other CGH nurses nominated for the DAISY award during the 2nd quarter included: Paula Beveroth, Korissa Blasing, Sally Canas, Amanda Dawson, Karen Dever, Katie Dewey, Diane Gaumer, Laura Hawk, Holly Hilty, Emily Johnson, Kim King, Shelly Lewis, Lisa Little, Samantha Long, Marsha Malburg, Tiffany Markel, Destinee Massey, Amy Melichar, Manual Mooney, Heather Moser, Kristie Murphy, MaKayla Murphy, Heather Musselman, Michelle Nelsen, Kristi Pierce, Morgan Pope, Elizabeth Schmidt, Whitney Smith, Rebecca Tieman, Michelle Valdez, Deyanira Vargas, Lisa Vos, Lauren Williams and Brittany Zemke.

If you would like to submit a nomination for extraordinary nursing care that you, a family member, or a patient have received at CGH Medical Center, please visit