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

Retha GunterRN

Retha Gunter RN, CCRN, is a 40+ year experienced critical care nurse who is currently serving as weekend Supervisors for Singing River’s both Jackson County campuses. She is universally admired and loved for her kind disposition, incredible clinical skills, and unfailing patience. Retha always finds a way to make things happen in the worse of circumstances, such as the dark days of the COVID pandemic. “Retha is the epitome of what a DAISY Award Nurse should be. She checks off every skill or personality anyone would want in a healthcare provider, and it is an honor to have her on our team.”

Brenda Trevathan-KellarRN

Today we recognized Brenda Trevathan-Kellar, Medical ICU Nurse at Singing River Gulfport Hospital. Recently, a guest shared the following in reference to Brenda: “Brenda is the busiest nurse on the floor, caring for her patients 100% of the work shift. She treats family members as an extension of the patient – comforting, reassuring, and educating them with words and parables they can understand. You have a “gem” amongst your midst, and I hope you reward her according to the value of rubies as it reads in the bible.” Brenda is an extraordinary nurse, and Singing River Health System is glad she is part of our team and mission.

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.