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The DAISY Award

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they 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. To learn more, visit DAISYFoundation.org  Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget! 

Our Selection Criteria—PETALS

Professionalism This nurse clearly demonstrated respect; they were courteous, honest, and thoughtful. They communicated with courtesy, clarity, and care. 
Environment This nurse created a healthy environment for the patient, family, and coworkers. Their attitude and behavior set a professional, caring tone. 
Trust & Teamwork This nurse developed trust with the patient, family, and coworkers by following through and demonstrating clinical expertise. This nurse worked with others in a way that embodied the concept of teamwork. 
Above & Beyond This nurse went above and beyond to  care for a patient and family. Whether it was a grand gesture or the smallest detail, this nurse made a positive impact. 
Love & Listens This nurse demonstrated a love for nursing. They listened attentively to others, showing respect for others’ opinions and points of view. 
Service This nurse selflessly gave their time and talents. Their kindness, compassion, and internal desire to help others was visible to all. 

To Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse 
Anyone may thank a deserving nurse by filling out the below form or print it HERE and return to the provided collection box at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital or you may mail the completed nomination to our Patient Experience Coordinator at 1000 15th Street North, Humboldt, IA 50548.

Healthcare Heroes Award

Offering patients and families a way... to say Thank You!

The Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to say thank you for choosing our hospital for the healthcare needs of you and your family. As healthcare  providers, we aim to make a difference in the lives of our patients. The Healthcare Heroes Program offers you the opportunity to say thank you to an HCMH employee for going above and beyond your expectations. Nominated employees will be recognized for the exceptional care they provide.

Please feel free share your story with us using the form below or print it HERE and return to the provided collection box at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital or you may mail the completed nomination to our Patient Experience Coordinator at 1000 15th Street North, Humboldt, IA 50548.