DAISY & GEM Recognition Programs

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GREAT THINGS HAPPEN AT BONNER GENERAL HEALTH ALL THE TIME!

AND WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE OUR EMPLOYEES FOR PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE!

The DAISY is dedicated specifically to RNs and LPNs. Other employees are eligible for the GEM award.

Perhaps the most widely recognized and well-regarded award in nursing, the DAISY (Disease Attacking the Immune System) is given to the best of our best. Honorees will join an international community of nurses who have each been nominated by their peers, patients, and families for their exemplary compassion and performance in their fields. It is an award intended to honor more than just a team-player, but rather role models and leaders in their units.

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!

The GEM is dedicated to staff besides RNs and LPNs who demonstrate excellence in their work. They uphold our values on a daily basis and inspire all of us to do more. Like the DAISY, the GEM honorees receive public recognition for their service. Nominations can be made at any time, and the awards will be distributed twice a year.

What is a GEM?

A GEM goes the extra mile to provide extraordinary service. GEMS are known for:

Serving as a role model for compassion & exemplary practice

Creating an environment that fosters care & compassion

Fostering an environment where the attributes of Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Respect,                continued professional development & ethical behavior are modeled.

Motivating co-workers with shared vision & enthusiasm to achieve better outcomes for themselves & for patients

Serving as a mentor to staff

Being accessible, available. & responsive to the needs of others

Encouraging critical thinking & problem solving