Sublette Center nurse recognized with DAISY Award

Courtesy photo Sublette Center nurses, from left, Addison Cummings, April Rogers, Janet Roulette, Dawn Walker, Amber Burbank (DAISY Award winner), Shelli Davis, Amber Woolaver, Stacey Blaha and Amy Deeds.

PINEDALE — Sublette Center night nurse Amber Burbank was recognized by colleagues last month with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Several nominations were submitted on Burbank’s behalf, each commending her “compassion” and “patience.” One noted, “(Burbank) cares deeply for the elders in our community. She is frequently at the bedside, holding their hands, as they take their last breath. She is a blessing to our facility.”

Burbank has been with the Sublette Center for the past four years.

Julie Woolwine, also a Sublette Center Nurse and previous recipient of the DAISY Award, said, “Amber makes the residents feel safe and comfortable. The family members ask for her by name. It’s also been proven time and time again that residents will wait for Amber to be working before they pass from this world! Her ability to help get them through their pain, fears and anxiety in order for them to pass more peacefully is extraordinary!”

Sublette County Hospital District administrator Dawn Walker said Burbank’s “yrue concern shines through and we could not be more proud of her for winning this award.”

The DAISY Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind the award, was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 from complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpora. The care that nurses provided Barnes while he was ill inspired his family to create the nonprofit to recognize nurses for “the super-human work they do.”

Previous Daisy Award honorees in Sublette County include the entire Sublette County Public Health team for their work throughout the global pandemic, Woolwine, Amada Maxam, Amy Deeds, Leslie Hagenstein, Katie Hoffman, Vicky Marshall and Molly Landers.

To nominate a nurse deserving of the Daisy Award, visit