Thank a Caregiver
Nominate a Nurse for the DAISY Award
Did you meet a nurse during your hospital stay/visit who went above and beyond to make your experience as positive as possible? We’d like to offer you the opportunity to thank that nurse by nominating him or her for the DAISY Award.
The DAISY Award, offered through the DAISY Foundation, was established by the Barnes family in memory of their son Patrick, who died at age 33 of complications to a chronic health condition called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
Because of the compassionate care Patrick received from his nurses during his eight-week hospital stay, Patrick’s parents wanted to honor nurses around the world for the compassionate care they offer to their patients.
The DAISY Award is given to exceptional nurses who exemplify the OSF Mission to “serve patients with the greatest care and love.”
There are currently more than 1,500 hospitals worldwide that honor their nurses through the DAISY Award.
Each DAISY Award recipient will be recognized at a public ceremony on their unit and will receive a DAISY Award pin, certificate, a hand-carved sculpture called “The Healer’s Touch” and a box of Cinnabons, which were Patrick’s favorite treat during his hospital stay.
Nominate a Staff Member for the Sunflower Award
Sunflower Award honorees exemplify the remarkable patient experience received at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
These non-nursing staff members consistently demonstrate excellence through their expertise and extraordinary compassionate care and service.
They are recognized as outstanding role models in our Community of Caregivers.