The DAISY Award®

Celebrate and honor your nurse

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Daisies have been used for centuries to ease aches and pains and heal wounds. Like the flower, nurses also facilitate healing and brighten people’s days during difficult times. 

Want to shine a light on a hospital nurse who went the extra mile? You can nominate your nurse for a DAISY Award today. 

How we choose DAISY Award winners

Our DAISY Award winners consistently go the extra mile for patients and their loved ones.

They demonstrate our mission and values and meet the following criteria:  

  • Shows compassion, respect and empathy.  
  • Heals the body, mind and spirit with your goals at the center.  
  • Identifies and addresses your unique needs.  
  • Navigates your care and well-being at every turn.  
  • Ensures you feel valued and heard. Makes time to encourage questions and responds with answers that are easily understood.  

Nurses can be nominated by anyone who receives or sees extraordinary compassionate care. That includes patients, their loved ones and other health care professionals. 

About the DAISY Award®  

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international program that celebrates nurses who make a lasting difference. Learn more about this special recognition at