Awards for Extraordinary Nurses

The DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Roswell Park Cancer Institute is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one inpatient and one ambulatory nurse with this special honor every quarter.

DAISY Award honorees personify Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s remarkable patient experience. These nurses are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community. He/she consistently meets all of the following criteria:

  • Shows a connection with patients and families
  • Does an excellent job educating patients and families
  • Has a positive attitude and demonstrates professionalism in the work environment
  • Works well with all members of the health care team
  • Shows empathy
  • Exemplifies integrity

Each DAISY Award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in his/her unit and will receive: a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled “A Healer’s Touch.”

Please complete the online form below. You may also download and print this form. Please submit to: Pamela McLaughlin, Nursing Recognition Council, ASB, Room K-134.

Sandra C. Genco Excellence in Oncology Nursing Award

This award recognizes a Roswell Park Registered Nurse, in a direct patient care role, who has made a positive difference in the life of a patient/family experiencing cancer by demonstrating compassion and respect for the patient’s individual needs and goals.

Eligibility
Nominated nurses must be currently employed as a Registered Nurse at Roswell Park with 3 years of oncology nursing experience and a minimum of 75 percent of responsibilities devoted to direct patient care. Previous recipients of this award are not eligible.

Award
Annual award of $1,500 is presented on an annual basis.

To Nominate a Nurse
Nominations may be received from any patient and/or patient’s family member or a member of the Institute staff or faculty. Please complete the online form below.

You may also download and print this form. Please submit to: Nursing Administration Office, ASB, Room K-132, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees may nominate a deserving nurse by submitting the following form.

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Thank you for taking the time to nominate an extraordinary nurse for this award. Please tell us about yourself, so that we may include you in the celebration of this award should the nurse you nominated be chosen.