Sidney Health Center Implements DAISY Foundation Award Program to Recognize Exceptional Nurses
May 4, 2023

Sidney Health Center is excited to partner with the DAISY Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that honors and recognizes the hard work and dedication of nursing staff. The DAISY Foundation’s Nurse Recognition Program has been implemented at healthcare facilities across the country, and it is now available to the nurses at Sidney Health Center.

"We are excited to kick-off the DAISY Foundation Award Program at Sidney Health Center during National Nurses Week,” stated Dee Hamburg, Director of Nursing at Sidney Health Center. "Nurses go above and beyond every day. This is a great way to thank and recognize our nurses for their exceptional patient care.”

The DAISY Foundation was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who passed away at the age of 33 from complications of an autoimmune disease. During his hospitalization, Patrick's family was inspired by the care and compassion shown by the nurses who cared for him. The family created the DAISY Foundation as a way to recognize the extraordinary work of nurses and to honor the memory of Patrick.

The DAISY Foundation Nurse Recognition Program is a way for patients, families, and colleagues to honor and recognize the hard work and dedication of nurses. The program is based on the concept of celebrating "the art of nursing" and is designed to recognize nurses who provide exceptional patient care. Anyone can nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award by filling out an application online or onsite at Sidney Health Center. 

The DAISY Award Committee selects a nurse every six months that exemplifies the characteristics of the mission, vision and values of Sidney Health Center. Nurses who are recognized through the DAISY Foundation Nurse Recognition Program will receive a certificate of recognition and a DAISY Award pin. In addition, their story will be shared on the DAISY Foundation website, and they will be recognized during a ceremony at Sidney Health Center.

The DAISY Foundation Nurse Recognition Program is a great way for patients and families to say thank you to the nurses who have provided exceptional care in the hospital, clinic, and long-term care settings. It is also a way for colleagues to recognize the hard work and dedication of their nursing peers.

Nurses play a critical role in providing quality healthcare, and it is important to recognize the hard work and dedication they bring to their profession. The DAISY Foundation Nurse Recognition Program is a great way to honor and celebrate the work of nurses at Sidney Health Center and across the country.

To learn more about recognizing a nurse, visit Sidney Health Center’s website at



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