Awards and Recognition
- DAISY Foundation Award for Extraordinary Nurses — The DAISY Award is an international recognition program to say “thank you” to nurses for providing extraordinary compassionate care. Patients, families or colleagues nominate their nurses and the nominations are then blinded before being sent to our DAISY Committee for consideration to choose the most meaningful nomination. Each month, we recognize the chosen Honoree with a surprise celebration on their unit, a beautiful Healer’s Touch sculpture, certificate and Honoree Pin. All nurses that are nominated for The DAISY Award receive their nomination along with a DAISY Nominee pin, as we believe all nominations are worthy of acknowledgement. We honor nurses with The DAISY Award not only as individual nurses, but also as teams and nurse leaders.
- Annually one nurse in Florida is recognized as the Nurse of the Year. This award represents the highest level of professional practice and is selected by the Patient Care Services strategy team.
- The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) is an international nonprofit consortium of health care institutions who are dedicated to the development and evaluation of novel therapies for support of failing organ systems. NCH received the ELSO Silver Center designation in 2020 marking the journey on the Path to Excellence in ECMO.