Leslie Moman, RN, right, is presented with The DAISY Award by CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler associate chief nursing officer Teresa Halcomb.

We wanted to say “thank you” to nurses everywhere by establishing a recognition program,  The DAISY Award  For Extraordinary Nurses (The DAISY Award). Through this and other other recogntion programs, we honor the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day.  

In creating The DAISY Award, there were three elements we wanted to ensure our recognition program included: 

- A partnership with healthcare organizations to provide on-going recognition of the clinical skill and especially the compassion nurses provide to patients and families all year long.

- Flexibility so that The DAISY Award may be tailored to each hospital’s unique culture and values.

- A turn-key program with The DAISY Foundation providing most everything you need to implement The DAISY Award.

We never imagined when we created this program in 1999 that today, there would be more than 2,300 healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. and in 14 other countries who are committed to honoring nurses with The DAISY Award.

The strategic impact of the program on nurses and their organizations is deep, affecting nurses' job satisfaction, retention, teamwork, pride, organizational culture, healthy work environment and more.