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Recognizing Exceptional Nursing at Baxter Health

    The DAISY Award

    The Daisy Award The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. It was established by The DAISY Foundation (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, after he died from complications of the autoimmune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, his parents deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.

    Please say thank you to those at Baxter Health who made a difference you will never forget! Nominate a Baxter Health nurse or team who cared for you or your family. A DAISY nurse at Baxter Health should treat each patient and family member as important and unique individuals by displaying the following characteristics while in their care:

    Quality Care

    • Professional
    • Competent
    • Adaptable
    • Informative
    • Communicates Positively


    • Kind
    • Empathetic
    • Genuine
    • Considerate
    • Supportive

    Patient & Family Centered Care

    • Respectful
    • Accommodating
    • Empowering
    • Embraces Beliefs
    • Encourages Participation

    At Baxter Health, individual DAISY Awards are presented quarterly, along with an annual DAISY Team Award, Nursing Leadership Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.


    • Sherry Madrous, LPN, Cardiovascular Clinic
    • David Osborn, ADN, RN, 4 South
    • Kimberly Foster, ADN, RN, PACU
    • Rebecca (Bex) Basco, BSN, RN, 3 West
    • Nursing Leadership Award: Kamie Swanson, BSN, RN, Director, Acute Inpatient Rehab
    • Nursing Leadership Award: Kimberly Wolfe, BSN, RN, Director, Endoscopy
    • Lifetime Achievement Award: Kelly Dicks, MSN, RN, Director, Cline Emergency Center


    • James Tugwell, BSN, RN, 4 South
    • William Moore, ADN, RN, ICU
    • Brittany McCarthy, RN, 3 West
    • Roberta Bradshaw, RN, Float Pool
    • Amy Wyatt, LPN, Family Clinic at Calico Rock
    • Victoria Horton, RN, 4S
    • Marsha Humphrey, RN, Acute Inpatient Rehab
    • Tina House, RN, Market Street Family Clinic
    • DAISY Team Award: Endoscopy

    Nominate a Nurse

    Nominate a Team

    Nominate a Nursing Leader

    Heroes with Halos

    After receiving care at Baxter Health, many of our patients ask if they can express their appreciation in some way. They may have noticed the special attention of a nurse, physician, therapist, technician, food service worker, volunteer, housekeeper or other caregivers during their stay or visit. A Heroes with Halos Award is a way to recognize them, along with an honorarium to Baxter Health Foundation in any amount can be given to honor. The employee receives a certificate and badge holder from one or more of the Senior Leadership Team. It is a highly regarded award, and staff members are honored to receive it.

    Baxter Health has recently combined two of its employee recognition programs, Heroes with Halos and The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Now, when you nominate a nurse at Baxter Health for Heroes with Halos, they will automatically be nominated for The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

    heroes with halos

    Click here for more information about Heroes with Halos.
    Click here to nominate an employee, physician, volunteer or department for a Heroes with Halos Award.

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