The DAISY Award

provided by the
Oneida Health Medical Staff

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Honorees are nominated by patients, families, nurses, administrators, peers, physicians, and volunteers.

Oneida Health will be honoring a nurse with the DAISY Award each quarter. Every nominee will receive a DAISY pin, the DAISY recipient will receive a handsome certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a unique hand-carved Shona stone sculpture entitled “A Healer’s Touch.” The sculptures are especially meaningful because of the profound respect the Shona people pay their traditional healers. The DAISY Foundation purchases the sculptures from Zimbabwe and the money has become a tremendous support to the artists and their families.

Oneida Health is among more than 1,000 healthcare organizations nationwide committed to The DAISY Award program.

About the DAISY Award

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day. Learn more about the DAISY Foundation.

Getting Your Nomination to Stand Out

Telling a good story matters.
The best nominations don’t just say that Sarah was great,
they explain how Sarah was great and the difference it made in your care.
The following are some key attributes we look for in selecting the best nomination:

– Excellence in Knowledge, Care or Compassion
– Integrity: professional in appearance and attitude, demonstrates honesty
– Teamwork: connects with patients, families, and co-workers

Who Can Be Nominated:

Nurse Practitioners (NPs)
Registered Nurses (RNs)
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

How to Nominate:

Complete the online form below
Print the form and mail it to Oneida Health