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Swedish Medical Center Honors Nurses with Third Quarter DAISY Awards

Cheryl Tucker, RN, Connie Bohn, RN, Asalia Carrazco, RN, recognized for providing extraordinary nursing care.

Swedish Medical Center Honors Nurses with Third Quarter DAISY Awards
Englewood, CO, November 10, 2018 --( Nurses at HCA/HealthONE’s Swedish Medical Center are being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the compassionate efforts nurses perform every day. Swedish Medical Center nurses Cheryl Tucker, RN, Connie Bohn, RN, and Asalia Carrazco, RN have all been recognized for this prestigious award for 2018.

Cheryl Tucker, RN, a dedicated nurse on the labor and delivery unit was nominated by a patient after delivering her first child. “I’m nominating Cheryl for the DAISY Award because she made my labor and delivery experience at Swedish Hospital not only memorable, but truly incredible. Cheryl felt like family and was my motivation and encouragement. I couldn’t have done it without her.”

Connie Bohn, RN, a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Swedish was nominated by the parents of a NICU baby. “Connie not only guarded our child’s heart and being during this time, but she guarded ours. She really gave us the peace of mind to know everything really was going to be ok.”

Asalia Carrazco, RN, received a heartfelt nomination from another nurse who observed Asalia working with a patient. “She said that Asalia paid attention to details and gave her such exceptional care. She said she felt safe and loved because of the care Asalia gave her.”

“To be recognized as a DAISY award winner is truly incredible,” said Ryan Thornton, Chief Nursing Officer at Swedish Medical Center. “Each of these nurses demonstrates compassionate care every day and I am so proud to celebrate their hard work.”

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and they are chosen by a committee of nurses at Swedish Medical Center to receive The DAISY Award. Awards are given quarterly at presentations in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors. Each Honoree receives a certificate commending her or him for being an "Extraordinary Nurse." The certificate reads: "In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people." The Honoree will also be given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.

Additionally, DAISY offers J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects, The DAISY Faculty Award to honor inspiring faculty members in schools and colleges of nursing, and The DAISY in Training Award for nursing students. More information is available at

About Swedish

Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA’s HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians.

With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment, and was the state’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region’s neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the south Denver metro area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center. Over 150 facilities regularly transfer highly complex cases to Swedish.

Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology. Additional information about the hospital is available at

About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of an auto-immune disease (hence the name, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) Patrick received extraordinary care from his nurses, and his family felt compelled to express their profound gratitude for the compassion and skill nurses bring to patients and families every day. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses celebrates nurses in over 2,600 healthcare facilities around the world. For more information about The DAISY Award and the Foundation’s other recognition of nurses, faculty and students, visit
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Swedish Medical Center
Kara Hamersky
(303) 817-5708

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