Mercy Health – West Hospital Interventional Radiology Nurse Earns Cherokee Medical Uniforms Nursing Conference Scholarship

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Strategic Partners, Inc. and The DAISY Foundation have awarded the Inaugural Cherokee Medical Uniforms Nursing Conference Scholarship to Robin Coyne, an interventional radiology nurse at West Hospital.


The Scholarship Program supports nursing professionals and their career advancement, providing financial assistance to DAISY Award Honorees who are pursing continuing education credits to support their licensure, credentialing or overall professional development.


More than 630 DAISY Award recipients applied for this scholarship. The panel of judges, representing a cross section of nursing leaders, noted that all of the applications were highly competitive and very compelling. They awarded $2,000 scholarships to ten recipients at hospitals across the country.


“Robin is an outstanding nurse and patient advocate! She frequently goes above and beyond to make sure the care team has what it needs to provide the very best care to patients,” said Stephanie Meade, Vice President of Nursing, Mercy Health – West Hospital.


“We are pleased to play a vital role in continuing to support nurses,” said Mike Singer, CEO, Strategic Partners, Inc. “As a longtime supporter of The DAISY Foundation, we wanted to help nurses with their goals of furthering their careers.”


Bonnie Barnes, co-founder of The DAISY Foundation, said, “Looking at the number of applications Cherokee received, it is clear that this scholarship addresses a critical need in the nursing community. We couldn’t be happier with the response to this new benefit opportunity for DAISY Nurses.”


To learn more about the Scholarship program, visit


Established in 1995, Strategic Partners (SPI) designs, manufactures and distributes high-quality, fashion-inspired medical uniforms under the Cherokee, Dickies, HeartSoul and Disney brands; manufactures and/or distributes medical footwear under the Cherokee, Dickies, Skechers, Asics and K-Swiss brands, among many others; and manufactures and distributes Classroom brand school uniforms. The company supports Nurses and other healthcare professionals through Scrubs Magazine, a leading lifestyle media brand for nurses, and its website,; numerous outreach and philanthropic activities; and a publication of a series of children’s books, Hospital Critterz, for hospitalized children and their parents. The corporation’s home office is in Chatsworth, California.


The DAISY Foundation was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of an auto-immune disease (hence the name, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) Patrick received extraordinary care from his nurses, and his family felt compelled to express their profound gratitude for the compassion and skill nurses bring to patients and families every day. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses celebrates nurses in over 2,600 healthcare facilities around the world. For more information about The DAISY Award and the Foundation’s other recognition of nurses, faculty and students, visit