DaVita Celebrates DAISY Award Winners

DaVita is proud to celebrate 60 of its incredible nephrology nurses who have been honored with the DAISY Award. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize nurses who provide compassionate care to patients and families every day.

 

Each recipient answered a unique call to be a nephrology nurse – a vocation that requires specialized training to provide life-sustaining care to people managing kidney health across the country. A nephrology nurse acts as a trusted partner in each patient’s care journey by overseeing treatment from start to finish, providing education about kidney disease, medication and transplantation. Nurses also often serve as a liaison between a patient and their physician.

 

In the last year, nurses went above and beyond to help keep each other and every patient safe and informed throughout the pandemic. For their tireless dedication, compassion and driven purpose to make a positive impact in each patient’s life, DaVita is honored to present its DAISY Award winners:

 

Name

DaVita Facility

City

State

Alma Diaz            

Iowa Street

Downey

CA

Debora Che

Boyle Heights

Los Angeles

CA

Heather Hays

Jennifer McMurrian

DaVita Jacksonville Dialysis

DaVita Nampa Dialysis

Jacksonville

Nampa

IL

ID

Renee Nicholson

Appleseed Home

Fort Wayne

IN

Lesley Slade

DaVita St Peters

Saint Peters

MO

Nancy Nelson    

Centurion Division Office

East Orange

NJ

Natalie Irvin      

Pittsburgh Acutes

Pittsburg

PA

Lindsey Stella

Commonwealth Dialysis

Scranton

PA

Stephanie Glass

Renaissance

Florence

AL

Elaine Duke

Memphis East PD

Memphis

TN

Abigail Cienski

DaVita South Philly

Philadelphia

PA

Sumei Zhai

Rock River Acutes

Rockford

IL

Callista Coldren

Northland PD

North Kansas City

MO

Anne Lachney

Springdale Dialysis

Springdale

AR

Julie Freeman

Maize Dialysis Center

Wichita

KS

Patrick Ciccone 

Browns Mills

Browns Mills

NJ

Erica Anderson

Weymouth Dialysis

Weymouth

MA

Torey Bender

Clearview Dialysis

Bayside

NY

Denise Mullane-Platzer

Palomba Drive Dialysis

Enfield

CT

Rachel Walczak

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa

CA

Elmerson Villanueva

Hoag Acutes

Costa Mesa

CA

Oliver Padios

Moreno Valley

Moreno Valley

CA

Monica Ajibola

Kissimmee Acutes

Kissimmee

FL

Ariel Tinsley

Clarcona Dialysis

Orlando

FL

Taylor Armstrong

Pamplico Dialysis

Florence

SC

Kelly Lepper

Pinellas West Shore

St Petersburg

FL

Jyothy Chacko

Complete Dialysis Care

Coral Springs

FL

Maria Cuevas

Memorial Plaza Dialysis

Jacksonville

FL

Kari Ford

Upper Valley Kidney Center

Troy

OH

Tameekia Bonner

Shaker Square

Cleveland

OH

Laura Williams

Clinton Township

Clinton Township

MI

Leah Gross

DaVita Larpenteur

Roseville

MN

Jasmine Branch

DaVita Calumet City

Calumet City

IL

Jessica Reibel

Sherva Acutes

Chicago

IL

Jamie Redmond

Marshfield Clinic

Marshfield

WI

Gina Pointer

Lake Jackson Clinic

Lake Jackson

TX

Dawnica Owens

Greenwood Holly Renal Center

Corpus Christi

TX

Omar Hernandez

Sierra Mobile ADS

El Paso

TX

Carolyn Hawthorne-Casey

Renal Center of Frisco

Frisco

TX

Marissa Baeza

Odessa Dialysis

Odessa

TX

Christina Frederick

Youngsville

Youngsville

LA

Patricia Brown

Green Oak Dialysis

Kingwood

TX

Brooke Frew

Lakeport

Lakeport

CA

Melinda Conley

Roseville

Roseville

CA

Bridgett Shippy

Columbia Acutes

Portland

OR

Karen Babas Segundo

San Francisco Home Training (PD)

San Francisco

CA

Medhanit Tesfaye

PG County South Dialysis

Oxen Hill

MD

Kelly Harper

Aberdeen

Aberdeen

MD

Jennifer Brinegar

Hioaks

Richmond

VA

Sonya McNeil

DaVita Durham

Durham

NC

Christina Nightengale

Bon Secours Acutes

Richmond

VA

Ginger Mason

Dialysis Care of Rowan County

Salisbury

NC

Mya Jemison

Birmingham Acutes

Birmingham

AL

Suni Chackonal

Sugarloaf

Lawrenceville

GA

Pauline Chacha

DaVita Eastlake Dialysis

Decatur

GA

Pricilla Hardy

Ensley

Birmingham

AL

Sherry Thomas

Williamstown DaVita

Williamstown

KY

Danielle Schneeweis

Westside Divisional Office

Gilbert

AZ