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DAISY Award Recipient – Normalyn Roth

Posted on October 22, 2021

For nurses who provide extraordinary care at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, we honor them through The DAISY Award, an international nurse recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skills nurses bring to patients and families every day. Normalyn Roth was our most recent DAISY Award winner.

Normalyn is a registered nurse who has worked at MHHS for 2 years. She currently works as a Registered Nurse in PACU/Surgery. She started her career in business but since her family owned a home health company in Los Angeles, she went to school and became an RN to help them out.

Her family recently just moved back to East Tennessee after living in Middle Tennessee for 10 years. Normalyn says she chose to work at MHHS because she knew that Covenant Health cares greatly for both their patients and their staff. She says her inspiration is patient advocacy. “Providing great care to my patients in their time of need,” Normalyn says.

When asked what her goals were for working at MHHS, Normalyn said “to continue providing excellent patient care to the best of my ability.”

Normalyn says her greatest accomplishment is advocating for her husband when he was misdiagnosed with an illness. “God’s grace alone helped save his life,” she said. She wanted to show appreciation to her husband Hanley, the love of her life for 22 years, and their sweet daughter, Natalie. “You both make my every day count,” she said.

When asked what the DAISY award means to her, Normalyn said “This award affirms that even the smallest acts of kindness can go a long way.”

Each DAISY Award Honoree is recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and receives a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. If you are interested in nominating a nurse at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System for the DAISY award, please click here to nominate. 

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33, from complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP). During his eight-week hospital stay, his family was impressed by the care and compassion his nurses provided, not only to him but to everyone in the family. They created the DAISY Award in Pat’s memory to recognize those nurses who make a big difference in the lives of so many people.