Voices of DAISY

We get so many beautiful emails and letter describing what The DAISY Award means to our Hospital Partners and DAISY Nurses. Here is a sampling of them:

  • I am honored to be the DAISY Award Coordinator for our hospital. It is a joy to see the nurses who are surprised by the impact they make on a patient and family during their hospital stay. The DAISY Award is a wonderful way to recognize the extraordinary nurses who provide care, comfort, and compassion for our patients every day.

    Kimberly Austin
    DAISY Coordinator
    Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy
  • So blessed that when God designed the plans for my life that he decided that I would be a DAISY Nurse Leader Honoree representing love and excellence for all.

    Deborah Ayres-Harding
    DAISY Nurse Leader Honoree
    Christiana Care Health System
  • This little pin can mean so much. It keeps nurses going. Pushing, fighting, striving to be better. To do more. Recognition from the people we care for is the steam in our engines. I'm so glad I can touch lives the way I do, even if it is downright hard to do most days. A nurse's first DAISY is very special, and mine came at a time it was most needed.

    Megan Mowatt, BSN, RN
    Baycare/St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • The DAISY award made me realize how much of an impact I have on the experience of my patients and their family members during an extremely vulnerable time in their lives. Being able to provide care to families as they bring a child into the world is truly an honor and receiving the DAISY has made me appreciate the care I provide even more.

    Ashley Eubank
    DAISY Ambassador
    Temple University Hospital
  • The DAISY Award provides the means for a patient, family, visitor, staff member, or anyone in the hospital setting to recognize a nurse for their extraordinary care. Every day, I work with nurses who always think that they are "Just doing my job," however their efforts leave a long standing impression on someone in need. This award empowers our nurses and lets them know that their efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. This award has been a blessing to our hospital and I look forward to seeing it evolve through the years.

    Shelby Sloan
    ICU Clinical Manager / DAISY Coordinator
    Community Hospital Anderson
  • My DAISY experience was life changing to say the least! To be recognized for your hard work is one of the greatest feelings. I appreciate all the time and effort it took to celebrate me. I do not take this for granted!

    Brandy Pruitt
    DAISY Nurse Honoree
    Centra Health - Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency
  • We don't do this work for the recognition or thanks but it was such an amazing feeling to receive the DAISY Award! It's so gratifying to be appreciated by those you care for and the team that helps you every day.

    Angela Bacon
    DAISY Nurse Honoree - Staff RN
    Morton Plant Hospital
  • I am reminded that the smallest acts of kindness and caring have the biggest impact. The DAISY Award was an unexpected honor. I am proud to be a DAISY Award Honoree and blessed to be a nurse.

    Catherine Gregory
    DAISY Nurse Honoree
    Optima Health
  • I am honored to be the DAISY Award Coordinator for our hospital. It is a joy to see the nurses who are surprised by the impact they make on a patient and family during their hospital stay. The DAISY Award is a wonderful way to recognize the extraordinary nurses who provide care, comfort, and compassion for our patients every day.

    Kimberly Austin
    DAISY Coordinator
    Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy
  • "Receiving The DAISY Award has affirmed my decision to be a nurse, continually reminds me why I do what I do, and motivates me to further excel in the care I give my patients."

    Pete Gaffney
    Staff Nurse
    Memorial Hospital of South Bend
  • I first heard of the DAISY Award when I was nominated and received it during my first year as a nurse. When I started in the CNO role, I knew this program was essential to recognize the selfless acts of compassion I witness each day. Now, I have the honor to recognize our outstanding nursing staff each year. It has been an absolute pleasure to read all of the nomination letters; I see every day what an extraordinary group of nurses we employ. But, this program offers an opportunity to publicly recognize the outstanding service provided to all our patients. Watching the emotion on each nurse's face when he/she hears their nomination story is heartwarming. The true passion of this profession is evident through each of these encounters.

    Greg Opseth
    Chief Nursing Officer
    Guthrie County Hospital
  • Ever since I became a nurse I was driven to be the best nurse I could be. Throughout the years I have be blessed to touch the lives of many patients and staff and I truly had no idea the impact I was making until a nursing assistant contacted me many years later to let me know that I inspired her to go to Nursing School. I take great pride in the impact I have as a Nurse Leader upon nurses. The DAISY foundation allows me to live out my mission of inspiring nurses to be the best that they can be by putting a spotlight on excellent nursing care and having a platform for nurses to see what a great nurse looks like. I would definitely have to say that presenting DAISY Awards to Wesley nurses is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job and it is a great way to "fill my cup".

    Jennifer Magill
    DAISY Coordinator
    Wesley Healthcare
  • We are also very appreciative of all that the DAISY Foundation has done to create a meaningful award/program that honors the tender acts of human compassion, that can sometimes go unnoticed but can leave an enduring imprint on the heart/soul of another human being.
    I cannot express to you how thrilled we are to publically honor our first DAISY award recipient in May! Thank you for all of your efforts, which make this possible for extraordinary nurses in health care facilities everywhere.

    Cynthia Gamache
    System Chief Nursing Officer / BHI VP - Ancillary & Patient Care Services
    Baptist Health Care
  • As a DAISY Coordinator, I make our ceremonies extra special by providing each DAISY Honoree with their own personalized needlework bookmark for all three hospitals: Bridgton Hospital, Central Maine Healthcare, and Rumford Hospital.
    I have been nationally recognized by the DAISY Foundation through their Pinterest page for my bookmarks.
    It is my extreme pleasure to show our hospital's appreciation for each and every DAISY Honoree in this special gift. It touches my heart and is very rewarding.
    Honorees have expressed their sincere thanks and gratefulness for their personalized bookmark.
    It gives me immense joy to be part of such an amazing program honoring nurses through the DAISY Foundation. This has truly become my passion!

    Paula Cox
    DAISY Coordinator
    Bridgton Hospital
  • A caregiver who truly cares and gives seeds from the heart.

    William Casas-Espinosa
    DAISY Nurse Honoree
    Baptist Health South Florida

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