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CMH announces DAISY Award winners

Two CMH Clinic nurses receive awards

Two Citizens Memorial Hospital clinic nurses were named DAISY Award winners. Stephanie White is the June 2020 recipient and is a licensed practical nurse at CMH Pulmonology Clinic. Jamiee Rhodes is the July 2020 recipient and is a registered nurse manager for CMH Surgical Services Clinic and CMH Gastroenterology Clinic.

The DAISY Award is an international recognition program for extraordinary nurses.

Stephanie White, LPN
White earned her LPN from Bolivar Technical College, Bolivar. She started her nursing career at Citizens Memorial Health Care Facility where she worked for three years. The last two years White has worked in the pulmonology clinic.

White says she felt overwhelmed by being nominated for the DAISY Award, and gave credit to her coworkers. “It’s pretty fantastic, but I was just doing my job,” says White. “We all work together. It’s a team effort.” 

A coworker nominated White for the DAISY and said, “She is the perfect example of CMH PRIDE! Stephanie multitasks and constantly has a smile on her face and a positive attitude. All of her patients speak very highly of her, with everyone always wanting to know where Stephanie is.”

White says the whole reason she went into nursing was to make a difference and she always strives to make a difference. 

Jamiee Rhodes, RN
Rhodes earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from St. John’s School of Nursing and Southwest Baptist University, Springfield. She also has a Bachelor of Science in animal science from Missouri State University, Springfield.

Rhodes has worked at CMH for 14 years, and the last 10 years for CMH Surgical Services Clinic.

One of Rhodes’s patients nominated her for the DAISY. The patient was in extreme pain, and called the surgical services clinic.

“From Jaimee’s first intake call with me to my most recent encounter with her, she’s demonstrated the utmost professionalism, treated me with dignity, respect, compassion, and made me not feel embarrassed about why I needed to be seen,” wrote the patient in the nomination.  

The patient explained that Rhodes anticipated her every need. “Jamiee was an ‘always’ nurse to me … She was everything I want in anyone who takes care of me or any of my family members.”

Rhodes was honored to receive the award. “It’s even more meaningful for this to come from a patient,” says Rhodes. “That‘s what you become a nurse for -- the patients.” 

About the DAISY Award

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Barnes, so they created this international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

Citizens Memorial implemented the DAISY Awards in January 2019 to recognize their own extraordinary nurses. Each month a CMH or CMH Foundation nurse is presented with this recognition.

If you or someone you know would like to submit a CMH DAISY Award nomination, go to: For more information about the DAISY Award and Foundation, visit

Stephanie White, LPN, CMH Pulmonology Clinic, CMH DAISY Award winner, June 2020.
Jaimee Rhodes, RN, CMH Surgical Services Clinic and CMH Gastroenterology Clinic, CMH DAISY Award winner, July 2020.


Stephanie White, LPN, and Jamiee Rhodes, RN

Stephanie White, LPN, and Jamiee Rhodes, RN

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