Chelsea Warr, R.N., has been recognized as the December 2018 DAISY Award Winner for FirstHealth of the Carolinas.

Chelsea is a nurse in the medical neuro intensive care unit at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

She was nominated by the mother of a patient who, in the nomination said, “Chelsea was patient with our experience in your facility. She listened to our questions and gave us great confidence in her answers relating to what was being done to care for our loved one.  She helped us with paperwork to stay at the Clara McLean House. When it was necessary for us to leave the room, she directed us to the family waiting area and once even came back and told us it was okay to return. Chelsea not only cared for our son, but the entire family. Kudos to Chelsea and her caring spirit.”

“Caring not only for the patient, but a patient’s family as well, is just one aspect of nursing,” says Karen Robeano, DNP, R.N., FirstHealth’s chief nursing officer. “By caring and communicating with the patient’s family, Chelsea provided an experience that meant a lot to the family. I am proud to honor her with the December DAISY Award for her exceptional care. This is a well-deserved honor.”

FirstHealth of the Carolinas, which includes Moore Regional Hospital, Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond, Moore Regional Hospital – Hoke, and Montgomery Memorial Hospital, recognizes an extraordinary nurse each month, and has since 2014.

For more information on the DAISY Award, or to nominate a deserving nurse, visit

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established by the Daisy Foundation, a not-for-profit, based in Glen Ellen, Calif. The foundation was started by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patients’ families. Today, there are more than 2,800 health care facilities in all 50 states and 17 other countries honoring their nurses with the DAISY Award.

Courtesy feature photo: Chelsea (center in black, holding award) is pictured with (from left to right): Debbie Brand, R.N., clinical practice coordinator; Karen Robeano, DNP, R.N., FirstHealth’s chief nursing officer; Betsy Thomas, R.N., BSN, CMSRN, clinical director of the medical neuro intensive care unit at Moore Regional Hospital; and Deana Kerns, R.N., MSN, administrative director of corporate education and professional development. For more information on the DAISY Award, or to nominate a deserving nurse, visit



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