Elmer received his DAISY award nomination from his staff. They felt that Elmer serves as a role model, creates an environment for learning, goes above and beyond, and makes special connections: "His constant self-sacrificing style that goes above and beyond, and inspires his colleagues to excel and lead clinically." "He is a great resource with his vast medical experience as well as a warm and generous person." "Elmer's knowledge and bedside manner are the standard by which I myself try to obtain." "Not only is Elmer an excellent nurse, but also an excellent teacherhe is a tremendous asset to the patients and staff." "Elmer is sensitive to the needs of patients and their families; as a team leader he is highly dependable, supportive, and humble."