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New Iris Award at Baptist Memphis highlights respect

Kimyarda Sykes

If a DAISY award is all about nurses, the new Baptist Memphis Iris Award is about other clinical team members in non-nursing roles. The award, “I Show Respect for Others in My Service” highlights and celebrates those colleagues recognized for their particular accomplishments and empathy.

Congratulations to the inaugural winners!

  • Kimyarda Sykes is the secretary for Radiation Oncology who helped reassure a patient. She said, “We’ve got this,” creating a sense of calm for the patient. Her continued grace has been described as a “gift that she shares.”
  • Michelle Brown is a patient care assistant (PCA) on 3 North. When a team member needed help, Michelle retrieved the needed supplies and quickly returned. Michelle’s attention, kindness, and quick response proved her team spirit.
Michelle Brown