Dayton Children’s Hospital recognizes nurses and employees in service with the DAISY and POPPIES award in recognition for their compassionate, skillful care and their commitment to excellence. If you know a nurse or employee in service that deserves one of these awards and want to say thank you, please fill out this nomination form.
The DAISY Award recognizes nurses for their extraordinary acts of compassion and excellence in their works with patients, families, and the community. Everyday, nurses are making a difference in the lives of others. Please join us in thanking our "unsung heroes." The DAISY foundation was created by Bonnie and J. Mark Barnes to honor nurses for the extraordinary work they do for patients and families everyday. Their son, J. Patrick Barnes, lost his battle to a disease attacking his immune system at the age of 33. The Barnes family was in such awe of the skillful and compassionate care that Patrick received, they created the DAISY award to honor those nurses and nurses across the world.
The POPPIES Award recognizes members of the patient care team. It takes an amazing healthcare team to provide excellent care and a great patient experience. The Power of Positive People in Excellent Service (POPPIES) Award recognizes any nurse’s partner in care (i.e. patient care assistant, respiratory therapist, environmental services, physical therapist, etc.) and their commitment to excellent service.