Application open for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses!

Once again, on behalf of The DAISY Foundation™ and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), we invite your organization to submit your DAISY Award® Nurses and DAISY Team Award Honorees as nominees for the 4th annual Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.  

The DAISY Foundation and IHI created this exciting recognition to celebrate the personal commitment to patient and workforce safety in the delivery of compassionate care by nurses for patients and families. The IHI's DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, sponsored by Hill-Rom, raises awareness of the significant contributions by nurses with respect to patient and workforce safety.  The award will be presented during the annual IHI Patient Safety Congress, which will be held in Houston, TX, May 15th to 17th, 2019.

To be eligible for this award, nominees must be DAISY Award or DAISY Team Award recipients, recognized during the January 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018-time period. They must be registered with The DAISY Foundation and have a DAISY Spotlight on the DAISY website.

We know DAISY Nurses are highly compassionate; that's why they received The DAISY Award. For your nominees to be considered for the IHI’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, we ask you to provide additional support for their overall commitment to safety with detailed information. Please click here to complete the form on our website. 

The form asks for statements of support from the Chief Nursing Officer/Executive (required), and from either of the following: the nurse's manager, the charge nurse, the patient that she/he cared for or the patient’s family member. (Statements from at least one of these people in addition to the Chief Nursing Officer/Executive are required.)

You may submit more than one nominee, as long as they meet the criteria described above.

The deadline for the on-line form to be completed is 5:00 pm Pacific Time, Wednesday, November 14th, 2018.

IHI and DAISY have gathered an esteemed panel of judges who will evaluate the submissions, using the following criteria:

  • Patient or Workforce Safety
  • Unique Physical/Emotional Needs Met (i.e. patient/family focus)
  • Compassion
  • Contemporary/relevant healthcare safety issue

You will be notified of the judges' selection in February, 2019. 

IHI will fund travel and conference registration for two Honorees, one representing the individual and one representing the team award. These individuals will receive the awards on-stage during a plenary session at the IHI Annual Patient Safety Congress.  IHI will provide details of their travel reimbursement policy with the notification of the award decision. 

We hope you share our excitement about this unique recognition of nurses whose compassionate and safe care has made a profound difference to patients and families. We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Regional Program Director.