Kreya Patel Receives DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses


Kreya Patel, RN, recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

A patient’s family member nominated Patel for her compassionate care. “Kreya is kind, caring, compassionate, and understanding! I feel that she went way above and beyond normal expectations in delivering patient care. I have been to multiple hospitals in this region and throughout East Tennessee and can tell you that you have a very special nurse here… I cannot praise enough for her care and compassion.  She really helps the image of nursing at your facility.  I hope if I am ever a patient at your hospital I have Kreya as my nurse or a clone of her.  Thank you so much for the exceptional care that you provided to my wife. You are truly an excellent nurse!”

Patel is a nurse in the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) at CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga.

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.

To learn more about the DAISY Foundation, visit