Emergency Department nurse, Sharla Powell, RN recently received Memorial Hermann Northeast hospital’s first DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses (The DAISY Award). Founded in 1999, The DAISY Award honors and celebrates nurses who provide extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care every day. Nominations are submitted by patients, families and colleagues and the winner is selected by a special committee. Powell received two separate nominations from her colleagues. In both nominations, Powell’s colleagues referred to her recent work with a critically-ill patient, who Powell treated with incredible patience and kindness. The nominations went on to state that her work is inspiring to all those around her.