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For Extraordinary Care

If a particular caregiver made your experience with us extra special, you may nominate that individual for a DAISY or BEE Award. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses® can be given to a nurse at Franklin Community Health Network, or any outpatient clinic, and the BEE Award can be given to any caregiver who supports patient care. Scroll down to learn more or make a nomination.

For extraordinary nurses

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Franklin Community Health Network is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner that recognizes one of our nurses with this special honor every month.

About the DAISY Foundation

Daisy flower next to text: "The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses"

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia (ITP) at 33 years old. DAISY is an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided to Pat and everyone in his family. The Foundation was created in Pat’s memory to recognize extraordinary nurses for the enormous difference they make in the lives of their patients every day.

How are Nurses recognized?

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in their unit and will receive a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.

Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.

Patients, Visitors, Nurses, Physicians, and Caregivers may nominate a deserving Nurse by submitting this form to Nursing Administration. 


Nominate a nurse and tell us why they deserve national recognition.  

For exceptional supporting care team members

About the BEE Award

Illustration of a bee on a white flower next to text: The BEE Award for extraordinary team members"

Because a DAISY can’t survive without a BEE and a BEE can’t survive without a DAISY! The BEE Award recognizes excellence all non-nursing care team members who work alongside nursing teams to deliver quality, compassionate care. BEE is an acronym for BExceptional Everyday.

How are care team members recognized?

Acknowledging the strength behind teamwork, the BEE Award is given in conjunction with the DAISY Award to symbolize the relationship between nursing and non-nursing care team members – the same way bees and flowers depend on one another. Each BEE Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in their department and receive a beautiful certificate, a BEE Award pin, and more.

Bee Award

Nominate a non-nursing care team member for exceptional teamwork.