Strategic Partners, Inc., a leader in the manufacturing and marketing of medical uniforms and medical footwear, including leading brand Cherokee Medical Uniforms, and The DAISY FoundationTM, are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Cherokee Medical Uniforms Nursing Conference Scholarship Program.
The Scholarship Program was developed to support nursing professionals and their career advancement. This annual program provides financial assistance to DAISY Award Honorees who are pursuing continuing education credits to support their licensure, credentialing or overall professional development.
More than 630 DAISY Award recipients applied for this scholarship. All applications were highly competitive and very compelling. The panel of judges, representing a cross section of nursing leaders, had the difficult decision of making the selection from this very competitive field. The DAISY Foundation and Cherokee Uniforms offer congratulations to the following individuals on being selected to receive one of the ten $2,000 scholarships:
- Jared Nordstrom, St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN
- Anne Marie Jones, Harris Regional Hospital, Sylva, NC
- Martha Harlow, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
- Sheila Smith, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Santa Rosa, CA
- Nancy Chang, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
- Robin Coyne, Mercy Health West Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
- Ashley Mize, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Grand Rapids, MI
- Jaimie Bach, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver, CO
- Christopher Morrow, Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC
- Crystal Fleischhacker, CentraCare Health – Monticello & Paynesville, Monticello, MN
“We are pleased to play a vital role in continuing to support nurses,” said Mike Singer, CEO, Strategic Partners, Inc. “As a long time supporter of The DAISY Foundation, we wanted to help nurses with their goals of furthering their careers.”
Bonnie Barnes, co-founder of The DAISY Foundation, said, “Looking at the number of applications Cherokee received, it is clear that this scholarship addresses a critical need in the nursing community; we couldn’t be happier with the response to this new benefit opportunity for DAISY Nurses.”
To learn more about the Scholarship program, visit http://www.cherokeenursingscholarship.com.
About Strategic Partners, Inc.
Established in 1995, Strategic Partners (SPI) designs, manufactures and distributes high-quality, fashion-inspired medical uniforms under the Cherokee, Dickies, HeartSoul and Disney brands; manufactures and/or distributes medical footwear under the Cherokee, Dickies, Skechers, Asics and K-Swiss brands, among many others; and manufactures and distributes Classroom brand school uniforms. The company supports Nurses and other healthcare professionals through Scrubs Magazine, a leading lifestyle media brand for nurses, and its website, scrubsmag.com, and numerous outreach and philanthropic activities. The corporation’s home office is in Chatsworth, California.
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 www.DAISYfoundation.org.
The DAISY Foundation
Sponsored by Cherokee Uniforms