Nursing Awards and Recognition

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Nursing Awards and Recognition

The Division of Nursing is proud to recognize the nurses and collaborators at Dayton Children's through several award and recognition programs.  In collaboration with Wright State University, every year we recognize one of our nurses as the Cameo of Caring.  This is a very prestigious award that only ten Dayton Children's nurses have received since the programs inception in 2001.

The Excellence in Nursing Award recipients are recognized every year for their outstanding nursing practice based on our Professional Model of Patient Care, Synergy.

Dayton Children’s also offers the 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.

In addition to recognizing nurses, the Division of Nursing also recognizes non-nurses for their contribution to the education and professional practice of nurses, collaboration with members of the care team, and creating a positive work environment.  These recipients are recognized as Collaborators of Caring.

Nursing Awards and Recognition

Magnet designation®

Dayton Children's received Magnet designation®. on November 22, 2013. Magnet designation is nursing’s highest honor, meaning Dayton Children’s Hospital has been recognized nationally as the gold standard in patient care and the professional practice of nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Dayton Children’s is one of only 31 pediatric Magnet hospitals nationwide and one of 26 Magnet hospitals in Ohio. The 393 Magnet designated organizations represent less than 7 percent of all U.S. health care organizations. Magnet hospitals have lower patient mortality, fewer medical complications, improved patient and employee safety, and higher patient and staff satisfaction.

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