Dayton Children’s Hospital recognizes nurses, employees and nurse leaders in service with the DAISY, POPPIES and TULIPS award in recognition for their compassionate, skillful care and their commitment to excellence. If you know a nurse, employee or nurse leader 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.
The TULIPS Award stands for “Thanking Upstanding Leaders in Persistent Service”. This award recognizes an exceptional nurse leader for their influential work, compassion and dedication to their team. These leaders exemplify Dayton Children’s values and lead with professionalism. All nurse leaders, including but not limited to, nurse managers, assistant nurse managers, nursing directors, clinical nurse specialists, nurse educators, etc. may be nominated for the award.