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Recognize a Care Team Member

Join Southern Maine Health Care in honoring the excellent work our care team members do for patients and families in the communities we serve.

The DAISY Award for Nurses

The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses is a national recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide for patients and families every day. SMHC awards this special recognition to nurses who show dedication, serve as a role model, show extraordinary consideration and skill, and generate enthusiasm and energy toward meeting the challenges of nursing.

If you received extraordinary care from one or our nurses and would like to nominate them for a DAISY Award, please complete our DAISY Award form.

The PETAL Award for Support Staff

Our monthly PETAL Award recognizes other members of the patient care team who demonstrate patient advocacy, leadership, teamwork, and dedication to making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.

The special skills and compassionate care provided by our patient care support staff are an important part of our mission as a health care organization. Each PETAL honoree will be recognized with a banner and ceremony at their unit/department. They will receive an award certificate, the PETAL award, and treats to share with their team.

Patients, families, visitors, volunteers and SMHC team members may all nominate a deserving team member by completing our PETAL Award form.

Grateful Patient Program

The Grateful Patient Program provides families and patients the opportunity to give a gift of gratitude in honor of your caregivers to support the patient care programs and equipment needs at SMHC. You can also share a message of gratitude, about a person or department that made a difference.