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Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing

The Daisy Award for extraordinary nurses recognizes the superhuman work that nurses do every day. This award was established by the DAISY Foundation – a foundation for the elimination of Diseases Attacking the Immune System in memory of Patrick J. Barnes. Mr. Barnes’ parents established the foundation in Patrick’s memory because they had experienced first hand the skills as well as the caring and compassion of many nurses. The award is given each month to an outstanding nurse at St. Vincent Healthcare.


Nominate a Nurse

Anyone can nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award. The DAISY Award committee selects one nurse who exemplifies the following characteristics each month:

  • Positive attitude
  • Consistent focus on meeting patient and family needs
  • Healing presence
  • Demonstrates collaboration with all members of the health care team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exemplifies St. Vincent Healthcare's Service Behaviors, Mission, and Values

Each month’s winner receives a nominee pin, a DAISY Award recipient pin, a Healer’s Touch hand carved statue and an award certificate. In addition, the selected nurse’s unit receives a banner to post for the month and freshly baked cinnamon rolls for everyone on the day the award is presented.

To nominate a nurse, complete the online nomination form below or fill out this form and return it to the Guest Services Desk at St. Vincent Healthcare.

Nominee Information
Your Information

Thank you for taking the time to nominate an extraordinary nurse for this award. Please tell us about yourself, so that we may include you in the celebration of this award should the nurse you nominated is chosen.

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