ANMC DAISY Award winner, Ashley Irmen, RN III NC | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

ANMC DAISY Award winner, Ashley Irmen, RN III NC

November 8, 2022

Congratulations to ANMC DAISY Award winner, Ashley Irmen, RN III NC. DAISY Awards are considered from nominations received directly from patients and colleagues. Irmen was nominated by a patient.

ANMC’s nurses provide culturally appropriate, family-centered care in a unique hospital environment, and they are constantly seeking ways to improve services and care we provide. In an effort to further recognize the outstanding work of our nurses, ANMC partnered with the DAISY Award, an international program that celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care provided by nurses every day.

Her nominator wrote: “I came to the ER in the ambulance. I was in the worse pain of my life, as I found out later, that I broke my patella. Ashley showed that she cared and advocated for me, while I was at my worse. Ashley held my hand while I screamed and cried and told the doctors that they needed to ‘put me out’ because I dealt with enough pain at the time. She proved to me that she is a great nurse who cares for patients. When I look back at the worse moment of my life, I think of her and her advocacy for me. Thank you, Ashley! When I saw this form I knew that she deserves this.”

Patients, their families and fellow ANMC staff can nominate nurses for DAISY Awards. Nomination forms and collection boxes have been placed throughout the ANMC hospital. Nurses who are nominated for and receive the DAISY Award go above and beyond in caring for their patients. Each DAISY Award honoree is recognized quarterly at a public ceremony in their unit or department. For more information about the DAISY Award program, please visit

For questions about nominating an ANMC nurse, please email Cheryl George at or Renee Stephens at

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