Recognize An Outstanding Nurse

The DAISY Award recognizes skillful and compassionate nursing.

At Singing River, we are devoted to providing high quality, compassionate care. We are proud participants of the DAISY Foundation, which was created to recognize nurses who provide skillful and compassionate care to their patients.

Nominations can be made by anyone, including patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians and staff – anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a nurse.

Please help us recognize our outstanding nurses by submitting a DAISY Award Nomination today!


Singing River Daisy Award Winners

Brian Hebron, RN

Recently, we recognized a nurse who is a valued member of our Emergency Team with the Daisy Award. He has worked every clinical area in Singing River Gulfport. He gives his all to each guest, family member, and person he takes care of. Always eager to lend a helping hand he can be depended on to complete any job he is undertaking using high quality and compassionate care.

He frequently receives Thank-You cards, Facebook posts and emails all of which recognize his caring demeanor and strong skills. Below are some of the direct quotes from his guests and families.

The following was sent in from nurse he precepted:

“I believed that I became a nurse when I graduated college, but I was wrong, I have become a nurse working with and under Brian Hebron. Thank you, Brian, for teaching me how to see the patient beyond the illness affecting them. Under your guidance I have learned to balance compassion with my emotions so that I can do my work effectively even when my heart is breaking. I wish the very best for you and I hope that someday I will be a good mentor and nurse just like you”.

The Nurse who is awarded the Daisy Award is recognized for the acts of kindness, compassion and sensitivity that are demonstrate every day. Congratulations Brian Hebron, RN. You are an extraordinary nurse.

Bobbie Anne Sison, RN

The DAISY Award is to recognize extraordinary care and accomplishments and an individual who epitomizes courageous service. Bobby Anne is being recognized for her achievements inside and outside of the hospital. An example of Bobbie Anne’s heroic efforts involves her enjoying a well deserved day beside the pool at Margaritaville. She noticed commotion and saw a child’s lifeless body had been pulled from the pool. Without hesitation, Bobbie Anne sprang into action and started to administer CPR. Thanks to her swift response and nursing expertise, the child was revised before the first responders arrived on the scene. We are blessed to have such an extraordinary nurse on out team and in our community.  

Lauren McCool, RN

I would like to nominate Lauren McCool for the Daisy Award.  Lauren is a fantastic RN.  She is the epitome of all of our Core Values.  She is a senior nurse on the unit, and as such, serves as a mentor to newly recruited employees.  Clinically, she is a stellar nurse.  When Lauren had the opportunity to transfer to the Pascagoula Pediatric floor at the beginning of the pandemic, she knew she needed to stay and take care of COVID patients and do her part during the pandemic in her community.   She always gets to yes and never complains.  She has earned the respect of her teammates and our physicians.  She serves as a charge nurse and certified preceptor on the unit.  She routinely comes in to do extra and willingly accepts extra responsibilities.  Lauren is knowledgeable and provides excellent care.  She is attentive and compassionate.  Lauren exceeds expectations regarding patient care quality.  She demonstrates exemplary customer service skills and has an excellent bedside manner.  Lauren always goes above and beyond to make our patients feel welcome and cared for.  She is a phenomenal team player!

-Lesleigh Faulk

I second this nomination.  Lauren is a stellar nurse and even better person.  She innately exhibits every single Singing River Core Value, with all of her being.  Fantastic recommendation Lesleigh!   

-J.M. Churchill

I heartily support Lauren for the DAISY award!  I have watch her mature as a nurse.  She has become the “Go to nurse” for her colleagues.  She is capable and competent and has the patience of a Saint! She is hardworking, dedicated, organized, soft spoken and always has a smile.  She is a pleasure to work with.

-Denise Rajnik