Nominate a nurse for a DAISY award today!
Greene County General Hospital is proud to recognize our nurses with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical excellence our nurses bring to their patients every day. Throughout the year, you may nominate a nurse for The DAISY Award by simply filling out the form and mailing it to Greene County General Hospital, 1185 N 1000 W, Linton, IN 47441, ATTN: DAISY Coordinator.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. DAISY is an acronym that honor’s Patrick’s ordeal, standing for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem.
Each year, a nurse will be selected by Greene County General Hospital’s nursing administration to receive The DAISY Award. At a presentation given in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors, the honoree will receive a certificate commending her or him for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” The honoree will also be given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.
One day while Pat was in the hospital, he asked his family to bring him a Cinnabon® cinnamon roll plus enough for all the nurses in his unit. With the help of Cinnabon’s parent company, FOCUS Brands, The DAISY Foundation carries on this tradition by serving Cinnabons to all the nurses in the Award recipient’s unit in thanks for everything they do for their patients and families.
Bonnie Barnes, President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation recalls that “when Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Greene County General Hospital are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”
“We are proud to be among the healthcare organizations participating in the DAISY Award program,” said Chief Nursing Officer, Lea Ann Camp. “Nurses are heroes everyday. It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do that.”
For a complete listing of healthcare organizations currently running the program, please go to http://DAISYfoundation.org.
Congratulations to our first PETAL Award Winner, Tim Johnson
! Tim is an Occupational Therapist in our Physical Therapy Department and was nominated by two patients who expressed a deep appreciation for the care they received at his hands and the improved quality of life they experienced after therapy. Congratulations, Tim!
We are pleased to announce the implementation of our non-nursing Employee Recognition Program that will recognize full and part-time employees of Greene County General Hospital, Greene County Home Healthcare and Greene County General Hospital, LLC for their performance, dedication, and diligence in carrying out their duties and in advancing the goals and mission of the Hospital.
The PETAL employee recognition program will identify employees who serve as models to the community for professional achievement and reinforce Greene County General Hospital’s commitment to recognizing outstanding performance. The PETAL award will be given annually to a non-nursing employee who exemplifies extraordinary service in the performance of their job. The PETAL award was established for non-nursing staff to align with the DAISY award for nursing staff. We want our programs to work hand-in-hand, as we know the overall success of our Hospital and award winning care of our patients, rests in the hands of each of our employees.
The PETAL Award will be given in tandem with the DAISY, in February, May and September each year.
Nominations for extraordinary performance can be made by patients, visitors, vendors, co-workers or a member of the leadership team. Selection criteria is based on more than an employee doing the essential functions of their job; it is going above and beyond the call of duty and being exemplary in their performance.
You can find the nomination form at the top of this page, or look for PETAL Award stations throughout the hospital.
Submit the nomination via mail to:
Greene County General Hospital
ATTN: PETAL Award Selection Committee
1185 N 1000 W
Linton, IN 47441