Briana Thompson Receives DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses


Briana Thompson, RN, recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

A recent patient’s family member nominated Thompson for her kindness, compassion, and excellent care.  “During the three days that Briana cared for my mother, it was evident to me that nursing is her life calling… What amazes me about Briana is how she is able to provide such personalized, emotionally intelligent care while still doing the very hard job of nursing and accomplishing it in a timely, proficient way.  Somehow she balances it all, making everyone feel special with her wide smile.  With her perfect mix of skills, I always had 100% faith that if something needed to be done she was the one to do it.  Coming in on any given day and hearing that she was my mother’s nurse, I knew everything would go well and that my mother would be happy and safe.  For a family member this is huge.”  

Thompson works on 1 South at CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and has worked at CHI Memorial since June 2021.

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.  

Honorees receive a bouquet of daisies, a certificate, a copy of her/his nomination letter, and a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch - hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.  The honoree's nursing unit also 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.

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