The DAISY Award
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.
Door County Medical Center values our exceptional nursing professionals and has adopted the DAISY Award to celebrate nurses for their extraordinary care and compassion.
Nurses are nominated for the DAISY Award by anyone in the organization — patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians and staff — who experiences or observes extraordinary and compassionate care being provided by a nurse.
Who is Eligible for The DAISY Award?
DAISY Award honorees personify Door County Medical Center's remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.
DAISY Award recipients are licensed nurses who exemplify our nursing values: Service, Vision, Compassion, Excellence, and Respect in the work they do daily.
Submit a DAISY Award Nomination
New The BEE Award
Just like a DAISY would not be able to grow without the help of a BEE, our nurses could not do what they do for our patients without the outstanding teamwork of our other health care professionals. That's why Door County Medical Center recognizes our hospital support personnel through a similar honor called the BEE Award.
Who is Eligible for The BEE Award?
Anyone at Door County Medical Center who supports patient care can be nominated for the BEE Award. Just like the DAISY Award, nominations can be submitted by patients, families, and colleagues. BEE Award recipients will be chosen by a committee and will be honored with the BEE Award.
Each honoree receives a BEE Award certificate, a restaurant gift certificate and a bag filled with goodies.
Submit a BEE Award Nomination
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