Nursing excellence awards

Nursing Excellence Awards

A DAISY Award recognizes nurses who do all the right things for patients and families

DAISY Award winners personify Canton-Potsdam Hospital's remarkable patient experience. The DAISY Award is an international program recognizing exceptional clinical expertise and compassion. Fifteen countries, 50 US states, and 2000 healthcare facilities participate in the DAISY Award program.

Annually, our organization selects a member of our nursing staff who demonstrates the attributes of an exceptional professional. DAISY Award nominees must demonstrate compassion; teamwork; persistent patient advocacy; community awareness; timely, informative, and therapeutic communication; and consistent adherence to the highest clinical and ethical standards of the nursing profession. DAISY Award winners are recognized at a public ceremony to which they may invite their families and peers from their unit(s). They receive a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer's Touch, and their unit(s) will share in their accomplishments by enjoying complimentary cinnamon rolls, a favorite of the patient in whose memory this international award program was created. Throughout the year, all nominees are recognized with a special DAISY pin.

DAISY Award winners are selected from among nominations from patients and their families, community members, providers, and peers. Anyone may complete a nomination. Nomination forms are available at each elevator within the main campus of CPH at 50 Leroy Street and within each inpatient unit. Nomination forms may be downloaded, filled out, and submitted through regular mail, or you may complete the online form below. Please provide as many specific details as possible: evidence of the above attributes will assist the selection committee to select the most deserving nominee.

Learn all about the history of the DAISY Award from the DAISY Foundation.

Click here to download a .pdf version of the nomination form; or

Complete the online form below:

Your Name

Nominee's Name

DAISY Nurses are described as professional, dedicated, clinically skillful, sensitive, comforting, genuine, courageous, and most of all compassionate. DAISY Nurses go above and beyond even what would be expected of a "good nurse."

Please describe below why your nominee is deserving of a DAISY Award. Be sure to share specific details. The story you share about your nominee is very important in evaluating your submission.

Patients, family members, visitors, nurses, physicians, associates and volunteers are all welcome to nominate a deserving nurse.

To learn more about the DAISY Award, visit www.DAISYfoundation.org.

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