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, 22 ECU Health nurses have been selected to the 2022 NC Great 100. Read more about the recipients here.

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.

Kierra Bays receives Daisy award
Travis Blowe receives Daisy award
Melissa Bowen receives Daisy award

Kierra Bays, BSN, RN, RNBC-MED, ECU Health Medical Center

Travis Blowe, BSN, RN, CCRN, ECU Health Medical Center ​

Melissa Bowen, BSN, RN, CCRN, ECU Health Medical Center

Dr. Daphne Brewington receives Daisy leader award
Layla Cestaro receives Daisy award
Caitlyn Horton receives Daisy award

Dr. Daphne Brewington, PhD, RN, ECU Health Medical Center Sr. Vice President – Daisy Nurse Leader Award

Layla Cestaro, RN, ECU Health Chowan Hospital

Caitlyn Horton, RN, ECU Health Chowan Hospital

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.

- Connor Archer, BSN, RN, CCRN, works on SICU and received his Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification
Mary Brannon, BSN, RN, CCRN, works on CICU and she received her Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
Charles “Blake” Compliment, BSN, RN, CCRN, works on CVICU, and received his Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification.
Allison Gardner, BSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, works on CICU and received her Critical Care Registered Nurse and Cardiac Medicine (CCRN-CM) certification.
Logan Stott, BSN, RN, CCRN, works on CICU and received her Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification.
Bryan O'Geary receives nursing certification recognition.

Connor Archer, BSN, RN, CCRN, works on SICU and received his Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification.

Mary Brannon, BSN, RN, CCRN, works on CICU and received her Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification.

Charles “Blake” Compliment, BSN, RN, CCRN, works on CVICU and received his Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification.

Allison Gardner, BSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, works on CICU and received her Critical Care Registered Nurse and Cardiac Medicine (CCRN-CM) certification.

Logan Stott, BSN, RN, CCRN, works on CICU and received her Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification.

David “Bryan” O’Geary, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, work in the Community Training Center and received his Nursing Professional Development (NPD) certification.