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DAISY Awards

Want to thank your nurse for extraordinary care? Click here to nominate a Blessing Health System nurse for a DAISY award!

DAISY awards honor those who personify Blessing Hospital's remarkable patient experience. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community. Blessing Hospital is proud to be a DAISY award partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor monthly.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications of the auto-immune disease idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat's 8-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided, not only to Pat, but also to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a foundation in Pat's memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people with the super-human work they do every day.

Each DAISY award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in his or her unit and will receive a certificate, a DAISY award pin, and hand-carved stone sculpture entitled "A Healer's Touch." Additionally, everyone in the unit of the honoree will celebrate with Cinnabon cinnamon rolls, a favorite of Patrick's family during his illness.

If you have questions, please contact Nursing Administration at 217-223-8400, ext. 6380 for a paper nomination form or click here to access the online form.

“Who’s Your Angel?” Awards 

Have you, or your loved ones experienced exceptional care at Blessing Health System? Every day, patients and their families are thankful for the care they have received and want to know what they can do to express their appreciation. The Who's Your Angel program is a way for you, family members, or other loved ones to say thanks to those who made a difference in your healthcare experience. When you make a donation to the Blessing Foundation, your “Blessing Angel” will receive a certificate and a special pin to proudly wear every day, knowing they made a difference in your experience here at Blessing Health System.

If you have someone you wish to nominate as a Blessing Angel, please click here.

Honey Bee Award

The Honey Bee award was created for support staff in coordination with the DAISY Award. Support staff may include, but are not limited to CNAs/PCAs, Unit Secretaries, Respiratory, Lab, Radiology, Techs, Transporters, Pharmacy, Security, etc. 

While the DAISY Award is for RNs, the Honey Bee Award is for Support Staff because we all know you can’t have daisies without outstanding honey bees. Honey Bee Award honorees personify Blessing Hospital’s remarkable patient experience. These support staff members consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our community.

If you have questions regarding the Honey Bee Award, please contact Nursing Administration at 217-223-8400, or click here to fill out your nomination form online.