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Want to say thank you to a healthcare worker who makes an impact? Share your story today. Ivinson Memorial Hospital proudly participates in the DAISY Award Program to recognize nurses and the BEE Award Program to recognize non-nursing team members who go above and beyond to care for patients and our community.

DAISY Award Program 

Patients at Ivinson Memorial Hospital are now able to nominate nurses for this prestigious award by filling out our online form, or by printing and mailing our brochure. 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. Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget!

BEE Award Program 

The BEE (Being Extraordinary Everyday) Award Program was developed by Ivinson team members to provide an opportunity for non-nursing team members to be honored and celebrated for the world-class care that they provide to our patients and community every day. 

We look to recognize individuals who exemplify Ivinson’s commitments to our community every day: Excellence, Trust, Healing, Integrity, Community and Safety. 


Each DAISY and BEE Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in their unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, an award pin, and a traveling banner to be hung in their unit for three months. 

DAISY award winners also receive a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, everyone in the DAISY award winner unit will celebrate with cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.