Regional Health Recognizes DAISY Award Winner in Spearfish

Apr 25, 2018

Spearfish, S.D. (April 24, 2018) – Darbi Anderson, a registered nurse at Regional Health Spearfish Hospital, has been recognized with the prestigious DAISY Award. A national program, the award is presented to nurses across the U.S. who go above and beyond for their patients and community. Anderson was nominated by a colleague for her compassion and kindness.


“I know Darbi personally, but during my trip to the operating room recently, my first actions with her were so genuine and she started a negative experience with a very positive interaction,” said her colleague. “Darbi was attentive, caring and empathetic to both my husband and me. Additionally, I was impressed with her clinical skills. The experience was emotional, but truly made manageable by the care of Darbi and the operating room staff.”


The DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses recognizes those who display dedication to the health and wellness of their patients. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. DAISY is an acronym for “diseases attacking the immune system.” The DAISY Award continues to recognize and celebrate the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and their families every day.

Registered nurses at Regional Health Spearfish Hospital are selected four times a year for this recognition. To nominate a Regional Health nurse for the DAISY Award, please visit


Regional Health

Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities, two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.





Billi Engelmann
Public Relations Director

Strategic Marketing and Communications

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