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Nursing Awards & Recognition


Debbie KohmMarch of Dimes Award

Banner Good Samaritan is so proud of Debbie Kohm, recipient of the 2013 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award in the category of Patient Care - Advanced Practice Nurse Role.

Debbie demonstrates the wide range of skills and expertise of a Clinical Nurse Specialist by her consistently excellent patient care delivery and unwavering commitment to the community.  

Debbie transferred into a Clinical Nurse Specialist role at Banner Good Samaritan more than two years ago. Debbie's leadership skills shine through the numerous teams she has led over the past year including an Evidence-based Practice team to decrease central line infection rates within the ICU using chlorhexadine (CHG) baths.

One of Debbie's most outstanding qualities is being well-rounded and this is demonstrated by service to her country and her community. Debbie attended the Promise of Nursing Luncheon this year, which recognized military nurses. Debbie is a Veteran of Desert Storm with eight years of military service in the U.S. Air Force. Consequently she is passionate about anything that concerns the well being of Veterans.


The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skills and compassionate care provided by nurses every day. Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing six nurses with this special honor every quarter.

Congratulations and a big thank you for all the hard work to our Second Quarter 2013 winners:

  • Camie Rideout RN – Liver Kidney Specialty Care Unit
  • Cara Mowry RN – PCU
  • Shawn Burk RN – 6B Neuro Trauma
  • Donald Dunow RN – Emergency Department
  • Andrea Anthony RN – PCU
  • Michael Vincent – 6B Neuro Trauma

To find out more about the DAISY program, including the growing list of Hospital Partners, please visit

 Jannetti Scholarship

Congratulations to our Jannetti scholarship winners. Anthony Jannetti, a longtime Banner Health Board member committed to support the nursing profession, gave eight nurses $1,500 scholarships for continuing education. In 2013, Ashlee Erickson, RN was the Jannetti recipient from Banner Good Samaritan.

 Florence Nightingale Award
The Nightingale Award is presented to a Banner Good Samaritan nurse mentor each year. Nurse mentees can nominate their mentor by submitting an essay about why they should be recognized as the Nightingale Award winner. The Banner Good Samaritan mentor committee selects the winner.


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1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 839-2000
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