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The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses - March 30, 2015 - Blog - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Erie County Medical Center participates in a nursing recognition program called The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Nominations can be submitted by anyone—patients, visitors, as well as physicians, nurses and all ECMC staff and volunteers. Nominations received will be considered for the next DAISY Award selection.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes the very special work nurses do every day. It was established by the DAISY Foundation—an organization for the elimination of diseases attacking the immune system—in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes’ parents established the foundation in their son’s memory because they had experienced firsthand the skills and compassionate care of many nurses. The award is given quarterly to outstanding nurses in more than 315 hospitals across the country. The DAISY Foundation asked if they could bring this national award program to our hospital.


Nominate a Nurse for The DAISY Award

I would like to nominate the nurse identified from the unit/department identified below as a deserving recipient of The DAISY Award. This nurse’s clinical skill and especially her/his compassionate care exemplify the kind of nurse that our patients, their families, and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model. She/he consistently meets all of the following criteria:

DAISY Award Nomination Nominee *

Is an RN, LPN, APN-Advanced Practice Nurse, and a deserving recipient of the DAISY Award. This nurse exemplifies the kind of nurse that patients and families, as well as ECMC staff, recognize as an outstanding role model.

This nurse exhibits the following highly valued qualities and attributes: (check all that apply)

 Demonstrates professionalism in the work environment Job performance exemplifies the mission, vision, and value of ECMC Collaborates with the health care team to meet patient's needs Uses critical thinking skills in the delivery of extraordinary patient care Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with peers and co-workers Models empathy and demonstrates a caring attitude in all situations Excellent educator of patients and their families Consistent focus on meeting patient and family goals

Please summarize a situation involving the nurse you are nominating that clearly demonstrates that she or he meets the criteria for the DAISY award*

Any ECMC nurse can be nominated.
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 Employee Doctor Patient Family Memeber Volunteer Visitor



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