ECU Health nurses are recognized for setting themselves apart.

ECU Health nurses are recognized for all they do to keep eastern North Carolina safe and healthy. From Great 100 Nurses to DAISY Award winners, ECU Health nurses are known for their compassionate care. We know that our nurses make us better and going above and beyond is just part of the job for the incredible work they do. Learn more about these award-winning nurses below.

We are also proud to support nurses working toward certifications. The dedication team members show to serve a region while working to obtain and maintain certifications is inspiring. These hard workers from across the health system can be seen below.

Great 100 Award Winners

Since 1989, The North Carolina Great 100, Inc. has recognized and honored nurses around the state for their commitment to excellence and to promote a positive image of the nursing profession. Out of thousands of nominations that are submitted annually, 100 recipients are selected based on their outstanding professional abilities and contributions made to improving health care services to their communities.

This year, 14 ECU Health nurses have been selected to the 2021 NC Great 100. Read more about the honorees in the Newsroom.

DAISY Award Winners

We are thrilled to recognize ECU Health’s DAISY Award winners! These extraordinary nurses have proven that they go above and beyond every day for the patients and families we serve. See ECU Health’s most recent DAISY Award recipients below.

Laura Barnes receives daisy award in the fourth quarter of 2021
Deb Pomeroy receives a daisy award
Patricia Jordan receives the daisy leader award in the 4th quarter in 2021

Laura Barnes, RN, of ECU Health Medical Center, from the Utilization Management Department, received the Daisy Award for the compassion she provides and delivers patients and their families at their most vulnerable and often heart-breaking times​. Patients and families unload much grief, despair, loneliness, sadness and vulnerabilities with Deb. She works with the staff to best interact with patients who have these experiences. Deb is always a huge advocate for the patients. Throughout every unit in Women’s and Children’s there are a multitude of examples of Deb going above and beyond to meet the needs of patients and families. We are so fortunate Deb is part of Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Deb Pomeroy, MSW, RN, LCSW, LCAS of ECU Health Medical Center received the Daisy Award for the compassion she provides and delivers to patients and their families at their most vulnerable and often heart-breaking times​. Patients and families unload much grief, despair, loneliness, sadness and vulnerabilities with Deb. She works with the staff to best interact with patients who have these experiences. Deb is a huge advocate for her patients. Throughout every unit in Women’s and Children’s there are a multitude of examples of Deb going above and beyond to meet the needs of patients and families.

Patricia Jordan, MSN, RN, NE-BC, VMC, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Transplant Administrator at ECU Health Medical Center, received the Daisy Nurse Leader Award. Since Patricia joined VMC, she has always said “yes” when faced with opportunities to grow her team and to develop her leadership ability. She has a positive working relationship with physician leaders and that relationship enables us to be early adopters in evidence based practice in the care of the critically ill patients​. She has cultivated leaders to be their best and has grown managers from our clinical staff. “I know from experience that Patricia will work hard to make sure no patient that needs care at ECU Health is unable to find that care here. Patricia is a fine example of what a Daisy nurse leader looks like. She sets the bar high, helps people jump over the bar and celebrates them when they successfully get the results we know our patients deserve.”​

Newly Certified Nurses

We are so proud of all of the outstanding nurses who serve eastern North Carolina. We are also proud of the members of our team who work to obtain and maintain certifications. Thank you for your continued dedication to the patients and families who depend on us. See ECU Health’s most recent certified nurses below.

DJ received certification in nursing
Madison received a nursing certification

Donnie “DJ” Johnson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, EMT-I, works for in the CLP as a PDS for nursing and received his nursing professional development board certified certification

Madison Davis, BSN, RN, CCRN,  works on the SICU and received her critical care registered nurse certification