Recognizing extraordinary nurses

Reward and recognition is an essential part of our culture of clinical excellence at Salem Health.  Nurses are recognized for the high-quality care they provide to their patients and families through awards such as the DAISY Award and the Trillium Award we created for Certified Nursing Assistants. 

Our Service Excellence department also hosts annual service excellence awards where many nurses are recognized for their commitment to the pillars of exceptional service, including attitude, communication, diversity, etiquette and teamwork. 

Nurses are also routinely recognized for their contributions to advancing strategic initiatives and priorities across the organization. An example is our ‘SHINEing Star’ Awards for small wins that individual nurses or teams have made related to our strategic elements of quality/safety, patient experience, employee engagement and/or financial performance.

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The DAISY Award

Anyone can nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award. The DAISY Award committee selects one nurse who exemplifies the following characteristics each month:

  • Established a special connection with a patient/family
  • Has significantly made a difference in the life of a patient
  • Shows empathy in all situations
  • Is an outstanding role model for the nursing profession
  • Generates enthusiasm and energy towards meeting the challenges of nursing
  • Consistently exhibits excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exemplifies the essence of professional nursing in all activities

All RNs employed through Salem Health are eligible for this award. Nomination forms are available from managers and supervisors on all the units as well as in lobbies.  

Please note that when you nominate an RN, you need to speak to each of the four areas being judged: Clinical Skills, Compassionate Care, Exemplary Service and Continued Commitment to Excellence. Feel free to use additional pages for comments.

Learn more about the national DAISY Award program.


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The Trillium Award

All certified nursing assistants employed through Salem Health are eligible for the Trillium Award. Nomination forms are available from managers and supervisors, on all the units, as well as in various lobbies throughout the organization.

We have amazing, exceptional certified nursing assistants working at Salem Health. Think about nominating them for this seasonal award. Please note that when you nominate a CNA, you need to speak to each of the three areas being judged: Compassionate Care, Exemplary Service and Continued Commitment to Excellence. Tell us the story of your favorite certified nursing assistant who is worthy of this award. Feel free to use additional pages for comments.

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