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Daisy Award

How has a nurse made a difference for you? Tell us about your experience by nominating your nurse for a Daisy Award.

Want to recognize one of our fabulous nurses? 

The Daisy Award Program is a great way to honor the tremendous clinical skill and compassion of the licensed nurses (LPN, RN or APRN) at CVPH.  A Daisy Award recipient is named quarterly after The Daisy Award Committee reviews nominations.

The recipient is recognized with a special celebration on their nursing unit or department and it will include their coworkers and colleagues.  They will also receive international recognition through the DAISY Foundation, Scrubs Magazine and Twitter.  He or she will also be celebrated with a plaque, a “Healers Touch” figure and DAISY pin, as well as additional benefits including tuition discounts, scholarship opportunities and professional organization discounts.  

So who is a DAISY nurse? 

  • He or she is the nurse that you would want taking care of your loved one.
  • They are team players, sensitive caregivers and health care professionals who bring CVPH’s  cultural beliefs to life every day.
  • They use their head, hands and heart to be advocates for their patients and families:

Head:  committed to the highest standards of Nursing Processional Practice; demonstrated excellent critical thinking skills and decision making ability

Hands:  went above and beyond; worked collaboratively with others to meet the goals of the patient and family

Heart:  made a special connection; provided compassionate care


Who can nominate a Daisy Nurse?

Nurses can be nominated by patients, families and colleagues.  

Tell us how a CVPH nurse (or nurses) has made a difference you will never forget. Complete the form and mail it to:

Rachel Kern, RN
75 Beekman Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 314-3406

Complete the form here to submit an electronic version.

Daisy Award History

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is an internationally recognized program that was developed in 1999 in memory of Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).  Patrick’s family was profoundly impressed with the skillful and compassionate nursing care that he received while in the hospital and established the DAISY Foundation as a way to recognize and honor the work that nurses do for patients and families every day.  DAISY is an acronym for Disease Attacking the Immune System. 

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