Summer Lanter, BSN, RN, Receives Daisy Award For Extraordinary Nurses


Summer Lanter, BSN, RN, at CHI Memorial, recently received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

A patient’s wife nominated Lanter for helping ease her husband’s fear and anxiety about his hospital stay and new diagnosis.  “I will never forget how sweet and friendly Summer was every time she came into our room. All smiles and cheer. She took a dark and fearful situation and infused it with sunshine and brightened our moods and briefly made us forget the bleak situation we were suddenly facing. We actually looked forward to seeing her come in. We both agreed that she is a sweetheart that actually cares about her patients and efficiently goes about the task of taking care of them…

It is our hope that in the future we will be so blessed to have other nurses as sweet and kind as Summer Lanter.”

Lanter is a nurse on unit 2 at CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson.  She has worked at CHI Memorial since June 2018.

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