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What is a Bee Award?

Any VMH staff person who is NOT a registered nurse is eligible for a Bee Award (See the DAISY Award below for a way to honor our registered nurses!). Just like the partnership between bees and daisies in nature, when our Bee-eligible and DAISY-eligible staff work together, great things happen! ALL members of the VMH team, from environmental services, to lab, to imaging and more, are working together to provide you with the best healthcare possible. 

So if you have encountered an above and beyond nutrition services staff person, or a member of our registration team who really helped you, or any VMH team member displaying service excellence (who is not a nurse), please nominate him or her for a Bee Award! Nominations are accepted all year long, and one award is given each year in the fall. 

Click here to download a PDF Bee Award nomination form. 

What is a DAISY Award?

The DAISY Awards are distributed through the internationally-recognized DAISY Foundation. From the foundation's website: "An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, The DAISY Foundation was formed in November 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family." 

A DAISY Award is given to a VMH nurse who receives a nomination for the award because of his or her outstanding care.

  • At VMH, nominations are accepted all year long, with one DAISY Award given each year in the fall.
  • The nomination can be submitted by a patient, a family member of a patient, or a member of the VMH team.
  • Nominations are evaluated, and a winner selected, by an internal committee.
  • When evaluating nominations, the committee looks for criteria such as quality of care, exhibited compassion for the patient and family, an awareness of the needs of the patient and service as an extraordinary team member to his or her fellow VMH care team members. 

Click here to download a PDF DAISY Award nomination form. 

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