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We will recognize each DAISY Award Honoree at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will give each honoree 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.

The George Washington University Hospital Nomination Criteria

  • Has a positive attitude and demonstrates professionalism in the work place
  • Job performance exemplifies the mission and vision of the George Washington University Hospital
  • A colleague in good standing
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team to meet patients' needs and is an advocate for patients
  • Establishes a special connection with patients and families through trust and emotional support
  • Exhibits good assessment skills, critical thinking skills and decision-making capabilities
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork with peers and co-workers

How To Nominate An Extraordinary Nurse

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out this form: