DAISY Award Nominations

Thank a nurse for the outstanding work that they do!

Host Healthcare is proud to partner with The DAISY Foundation! The DAISY Award goes to four extraordinary travel nurses each year who exemplify Host Healthcare’s mission of Helping Others Live Better through compassion, clinical skills, and strong patient care.

Know a travel nurse who fits the bill? Whether you’re a patient, recruiter, facility, or co-worker, we invite you to nominate a current Host Healthcare travel nurse for The DAISY Award by completing the nomination form.

From there, a panel of in-house clinical RNs, recruiters, and company leaders will review the nominations and award one winner per quarter.

Nominee Criteria:

  • Must be a current Host Healthcare traveler.
  • Models empathy and demonstrates a caring attitude in all situations.
  • Demonstrates extraordinary clinical skills in the delivery of compassionate patient care.
  • Has a positive attitude and demonstrates professionalism in the work environment.
  • Exemplifies the mission, vision, and values of Host Healthcare.
  • Establishes a special connection with patients and families.

What is The DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) was founded in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33. Grateful for the care he received, his family wanted to give patients, families, and co-workers etc. an easy way to recognize nurses for their extraordinary compassion.


What do DAISY Honorees and Nominees Receive?

DAISY honorees will receive an award presentation, a hand-carved Healers Touch Sculpture, a DAISY award pin, a copy of their nomination story and more.

All DAISY nominees will receive a nominee pin and a copy of their nomination story.



Here is an example of a nomination story from a past DAISY Award nomination:

“She is quietly confident and unfailingly compassionate. One of my favorite examples was the care she took with a comfort care patient who was about to celebrate her 100th The patient’s daughter mentioned the birthday to Donna, who leapt into action, pulling out all the stops to make the patient’s day as special as possible. Donna collaborated with the chef and dietary associates to prepare a cake and sweets and mobilized her entire team to decorate the room with birthday balloons and flowers. Everyone involved gathered to sing “Happy Birthday,” celebrate and wish the patient well. Donna’s compassion and initiative transformed what could have been a low and lonely day for the patient into a treasured memory.” – Nomination for Donna Baybay

No problem! You can take a picture or scan your paper nomination form and upload it into the “Upload Nomination Story” file box. You may also email [email protected] with your nomination. Please include the full name of the nurse you are nominating, what facility they work at, your story on why they deserve a DAISY Award, and your name so we can contact for any further information.

You can learn more about the DAISY Award and it’s foundation at https://www.daisyfoundation.org/

Host Healthcare will be presenting four DAISY Awards a year. These Awards will be presented in the beginning of each of the following months; January, April, July, and October.

Yes, you can! We reset our nominations every three months. If the nurse that you nominated did not win a DAISY Award feel free to submit a new nomination outlining their continued excellence and care for those around them.

Please contact our team at [email protected] and someone will get back to you shortly.

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