The DAISY Award for Extroardinary Nurses

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with Gary’s famous cinnamon twists as cinnamon rolls were a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.

Each Oak Leaf Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his department and will receive: a certificate, an Oak Leaf Award pin, and a personalized engraved pen. Additionally, everyone in the department will celebrate with Gary’s famous cinnamon twists.

How To Nominate An Extraordinary Employee.

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees may nominate a deserving employee by filling out this form. An electronic version for hospital employees is available on the Oaklawn Hospital intranet.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

The above employee’s skills and especially her/his compassionate care exemplify the kind of employee that our patients and their families deserve. She/he consistently meets the following criteria:

  • Makes a special connection with patient/family.
  • Includes patient/family in planning of their care.
  • Goes above and beyond.
  • Excellent patient/family educator.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Makes patient/families feel comfortable.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate an extraordinary employee for recognition. Should the employee you nominated be chosen we will contact you in case you’d like to be included in the celebration.

If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Edwards at (269) 789-3908.