Wilkes Medical Center Announces DAISY Award Winner Kinley Adams

February 21, 2024

Kinley Adams Daisy Winner

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center named nurse Kinley Adams as the hospital’s latest DAISY Award winner on Jan. 23, 2024.

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Wilkes Medical Center recognizes one of its nurses with this special honor every quarter. Each honoree receives a banner, certificate, DAISY Award pin and a hand carved “A Healer’s Touch” stone sculpture.

When asked why she wanted to become a nurse, Adams said, “when my little sister was in the NICU, I had a realization that I wanted to be in healthcare. There was a nurse who gave me a stethoscope and taught me how to listen to her. Since then, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I thoroughly enjoy my job now as an ICU nurse because I feel like I can provide comfort during some of life's most difficult moments for patients and their families. Providing this support along with medical treatment is one of the many reasons the Wilkes ICU team is so special.”

“Kinley is a highly skilled nurse and phenomenal patient advocate,” said Brandy Edmiston, Adam’s manager. “She is always willing to go the extra mile for her patients to ensure quality compassionate care. She is an asset to our ICU team and patients.”

The next DAISY Award winner will be announced in April 2024.