DAISY Award - Honor a Nurse

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It's time to nominate your favorite nurse. It's time to nominate your favorite nurse.

Nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award

Learn more about the DAISY Award

Dayton Children’s is pleased to offer DAISY Award as another way to recognize the valuable contributions of its nursing staff. All nurses, in any role, may be nominated and considered for a DAISY Award. The opportunity for all nurses in the hospital to be recognized sets this apart from nursing recognitions now offered.

DAISY Awards are presented quarterly and nominations are taken at any time.

Who qualifies? The DAISY AWARD recognizes nurses for their extraordinary acts of compassion and excellence in their works with patients, families, the community and their co-workers. Any nurse in any role is eligible for a DAISY Award. Nominate a nurse now.

Completing  the online nomination form.

  • Please take time to write a thoughtful nomination as this will be used to select the winner and will appear with the winner’s name on national websites.
  • Each person receiving a nomination will receive a DAISY pin.

The winning nurse is recognized in a number of ways, but his or her department or work unit is also recognized. We know that a great team contributes to an individual’s success. A member of the Clinical Operations Council will present the winning nurse his or her award the same day the winner and his or her coworkers enjoy a Cinnabon celebration.

How does the process work and what happens to my nomination?

  • Your online nomination is collected in nursing administration and is forwarded to the Clinical Operations Council.
  • The council members do not see the nominee’s name. The winner is selected based on the merits of the application.
  • One winner is selected quarterly.

The award may be given to any Dayton Children’s nurse, in good standing, who exemplifies the following:

  • Works collaboratively with others
  • Serves as a role model for the nursing profession
  • Communicates clearly and effectively with all coworkers and patients/families
  • Functions as an integral member of a team
  • Creates an encouraging environment for others to learn
  • Generates enthusiasm and energy towards meeting the challenges of nursing
  • Works with others to achieve common goals and effect positive change
  • Develops key relationships with others—including patients and families
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with peers and co-workers
  • Models empathy and demonstrates a caring attitude in all situations
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the goals and mission of Dayton Children’s
  • Strives to go above expectations in their role within Dayton Children’s
  • Commitment to the highest standards of nursing


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