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Anu Lane, RN, Receives Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses



Anu Lane, BSN, RN, CMSRN, at CHI Memorial, recently received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

A patient’s family member nominated Lane for the extra steps she took to make the patient comfortable and calm during her stay in the hospital.  “Her infectious smile can light up a room.  She made my mom feel amazingly loved and cared for.  She is by far one of the greatest charge nurses I’ve ever met...”

Lane works in the clinical decision unit (CDU) at CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga.  She has worked at CHI Memorial since March 2013.

CHI Memorial is pleased to partner with the DAISY Foundation to recognize the extraordinary difference nurses make in the lives of patients and co-workers. Nurses are chosen each month to receive this wonderful award that honors compassionate care.  

At a presentation attended by the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, leaders and visitors, the honoree receives a certificate commending which reads, "In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people." The honoree is also given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa, a daisy bouquet, and a copy of her/his nomination letter. The honoree's nursing unit receives a cinnamon doughnut party because it takes a team for a nurse to achieve his/her best. Tasty Doughnuts generously donates the treats for this worthy cause. 

To learn more about the DAISY Foundation, visit