It was a night of dinner, desserts and cinnamon rolls, as CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice celebrated its latest Daisy and Sunshine Award recipients. The February 20th event was hosted by CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice Interim President, Richard Morin and Margot Rios, Chief Nursing Officer of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice.


The Daisy Award For Extraordinary Nurses is an international recognition program for nurses. It was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes to honor the super-human work that nurses perform for patients and patients’ families each day. More than 4,300 healthcare facilities and nursing schools across all 50 states and an additional 27 countries honor nurses with The Daisy Award.


Similarly, The Sunshine Award recognizes and honors the compassion, joy and aptitude displayed by CHRISTUS Spohn Support Associates every day.


Here is a complete list of the award nominees and winners:


Daisy Award Nominees:


Missy Arenas, RN, Medical Surgical Unit


Jolissa Garcia, LVN, Medical Surgical Unit


Cynthia Garcia, RN, Medical Surgical Unit


Kris Parkinson, RN, Emergency Department


Rachel Hughes, RN, Medical Surgical Unit


Bianca Soliz, LVN, Medical Surgical Unit


Olga Ramirez, RN, Labor & Delivery


Carla Hastings, RN, Labor & Delivery


Cynthia Jaramillo, RN, Labor & Delivery


Marissa Rangel, RN, Labor & Delivery


Anabelle Perez, RN, Labor & Delivery


Dee Davis, RN, Labor & Delivery


Dolly Dickson, RN, Director of Labor & Delivery


Sammy Paz, LVN, Labor & Delivery


Wendy Romo, RN, Labor & Delivery


Kelsey Quillan, RN, Labor & Delivery


Janet Coy, RN, Labor & Delivery


Daisy Award Winners:


Michael Eden, RN, Emergency Department


Sandy Klabunde, RN, Intensive Care


Sunshine Award Winners:


Ruben Becerra, Patient Access


Miki Giannamore, Obstetric Technician


C.N.A Award Winner:


Rosa Griggs, CAN, Medical Surgical Unit