Caldwell UNC Health Care Announces a 2017 DAISY Award Winner

Robin Talmadge, Elizabeth (Liz) Cooper, Dana Watson

Caldwell UNC Health Care is proud to announce Elizabeth (Liz) Cooper is the 2017 recipient of The DAISY Award. Liz graduated from nursing school at Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon, Virginia.  Prior to working at Caldwell UNC Healthcare, she worked in Oncology for 20 years in multiple capacities. She has been a registered nurse on the medical-surgical-pediatric unit at Caldwell for nearly two years. 


Liz was nominated by a patient who stated, “This RN was very compassionate towards me and took very good care of me when I was in need.  She made sure to check on me even when her work shift was over.  Her work and compassionate ethic was above and beyond her call of duty.  She made sure that I had everything I needed before and after her shift.  Her kindness and the conversations we had were very encouraging to me and helped me with my depression while I recovered from surgery.  She will never be forgotten as I know she is dedicated to her job and patients.  Thank you for a wonderful RN.”


The DAISY Award was established in November 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who lost his courageous eight-week battle with an auto-immune disease, after twice having survived Hodgkin’s Disease. Patrick’s family wanted to honor him along with the nurses who provided “the best of care” during his stay. Stated the family, “Our goal was to ensure that nurses know how deserving they are of our society's profound respect for the education, training, brainpower, and skill they put into their work, and especially for the caring with which they deliver their care.”


Caldwell UNC Healthcare recognizes a nurse quarterly who was nominated and selected who signifies excellence in nursing by providing compassionate, patient-centered care.

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